Rovers opt out of N'Zonzi appeal
Blackburn Rovers will not be lodging an appeal over the three game ban that goes with a red card that Steven Nzonzi will now have to serve.
The Rovers midfielder was harshly red carded and many felt that Steve Kean and the gang would contest the ban, but they have opted out on the grounds that they do not want to increase the ban through a 'frivolous' appeal.
Under the FA's rules (yes the ones they make up as they go along) you can risk an extra match ban if you appeal when there are no grounds to... even though the player was going for the ball, made clear contact with it and was very hard done by.
So even though Steve N'Zonzi was distraught and felt hard done by the Rovers management team have decided to take the 3 game ban on the chin which will rule the former afro embracer out of games against Birmingham, Everton and Man City.
Daft system isn't it?