Boro successful in appeal against Adama Traore red card

Boro’s appeal against the red card given to Adama Traore in Saturday’s Tees-Wear Derby has been successful.

Boro pressed ahead with the appeal earlier on this afternoon as they claimed Traore’s push on Ovideo was a result of a provocation from the Costa Rican.

Traore shoved the former Everton full-back, who then fell to the ground, and was brandished a straight red card by referee Tim Robinson.

Boro manager Tony Pulis claimed Traore was poked in the eye by Oviedo, resulting in the shove and subsequent dismissal.

The decision angered the winger, who remonstrated with the fourth official before pushing teammate Adam Clayton who escorted him down the tunnel.

Boro hoped the evidence they gathered on the incident would prompt the Football Association into rescinding the suspension.

And with the appeal proving successful, the suspension has been overturned and then Spaniard will no longer serve his four-match ban, meaning he will be available to face Leeds this Friday.

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