MUR­PHY’S BAN RILES HUGHTON

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

BRIGHTON man­ager Chris Hughton wants the FA to adopt a more flex­i­ble dis­ci­plinary sys­tem af­ter Jamie Mur­phy’s three-match ban was up­held.

Mur­phy was shown a red card for his chal­lenge on Bolton’s Neil Danns last week, though re­plays sug­gest he slipped be­fore mak­ing ac­ci­den­tal con­tact.

Hughton said:“It feels in­cred­i­bly harsh that he gets three games for it.

“There was an op­por­tu­nity to have a look at it, to over­turn it, and it’s one that I think they’ve got wrong.

“There have to be cir­cum­stances where it’s very grey. At that stage, where it’s dif­fi­cult to make a de­ci­sion, I think you have to over­turn it.”

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