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WELL STAR WINS RED CARD APPEAL

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MOTHERWELL’S Cedric Kipre has won his red-card appeal after being sent off against Celtic in the scoreless encounter at Fir Park at the weekend.

The giant defender was banished by referee Craig Thomson after a skirmish with Hoops skipper Scott Brown .

Kipre’s punishment has now been downgraded to a yellow.

The 21-year-old centre-back will now be available for the Steelmen’s next fixture against Rangers

A Motherwell statement said: “Cedric Kipre has won his appeal against the red card shown to him against Celtic.

“A claim of wrongful dismissal was accepted by a judicial panel at Hampden Park on Thursday, overturning the decision and cancelling a resulting two-game suspension.

“A yellow card will instead be added to the player’s record for the incident.

“The judicial panel ruled that Kipré’s actions did not use excessive force or brutality against his opponent.”

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