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Wolves decide against Henry appeal

Wolves have opted against appealing over Karl Henry's red card against Arsenal last weekend. Henry was dismissed for a tackle from behind on Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky by referee Andre Marriner.

However, after much deliberation and advice from others, boss Mick McCarthy has decided not to appeal, fearing the midfielder's suspension could be extended if their appeal was rejected.

"Having spoken to a lot of different people over the weekend, including a number of ex-referees, I haven't found anyone yet who thinks that Karl should have been sent off," McCarthy told the club's official website.

"And that seems to be a view shared by those who have seen the incident on television as well.

"But having also sought advice in terms of the appeal process, we have decided to accept the punishment as it stands.

"The FA's Regulatory Commission will only uphold a claim for wrongful dismissal if they judge that the referee has committed a 'serious and obvious error'.

"Under that wording, I have been advised that any appeal would be very unlikely to succeed.

"And the Commission also have the right to lengthen any suspension to twice the initial ruling if they believe an appeal was made which didn't have any chance of success.

"Despite our frustration and disappointment at losing Karl for three games, we can't run the risk of that ban being extended and so unfortunately we have to take our medicine and move on."

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