After seeing Geoff Cameron dismissed in Saturday’s loss to West Brom, Stoke City is hoping to avoid a suspension for the U.S. Men’s National Team defender.
The Potters will appeal Cameron’s red card, which was issued in the 82nd minute of the team’s 2-1 loss. If unsuccessful, Cameron will be suspended for three matches, including Tuesday’s opening leg of the League Cup semifinals against Liverpool. Stoke expects a decision by Monday evening.
Cameron’s dismissal came from a late-game shove of Claudio Yacob and paved the way for Johnny Evans’ eventual winner for the Baggies. Following the incident, Stoke manager Mark Hughes said Yacob “made a meal of it” in an effort to get the American defender sent off.
“It was unfortunate,” Hughes said after the loss. “I thought Geoff has reacted late to a late challenge on his leg that he injured in the first half. It is understandable to a certain extent.
“We weren’t too happy with the reaction of the lad Yacob to be perfectly honest. I thought he has gone down with the intention of maybe getting Geoff sent off and, unfortunately for us, that’s what he was able to do.”
If Cameron’s suspension is upheld, he will also miss Saturday’s FA Cup third round clash with Doncaster Rovers as well as a English Premier League meeting with Norwich.
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