Fabricio Coloccini has appealed against his red card at Goodison Park on Sunday, the Mail report that Newcastle United and the player believe they have a reasonable chance of overturning the decision.

Most fans and pundits appeared to accept that there was no point in appealing, though John Carver did say that he was keeping his options open.

The television replays didn’t appear to do Fabricio Coloccini any favours and whatever his intention was, the challenge on Aaron Lennon looked a straight red, in my opinion anyway.

The Mail say that Coloccini and Newcastle’s appeal will be heard today and a decision then immediately announced.

At the minute the United Captain is set to miss Saturday’s home match against Arsenal and the away games at Sudnerland and Liverpool.

However, if the appeal against the red card is adjudged to be ‘frivolous’ then an extra game could be added and Coloccini could then miss the home game with Tottenham as well.

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