Dundee rivals to appeal reds
Dundee and Dundee United have confirmed that they will be appealing against the red cards handed out to Stephen O'Donnell and Johnny Russell.
Last Updated: 20/08/12 6:27pm
Dundee and Dundee United have confirmed that they will be appealing against the red cards handed out to Stephen O'Donnell and Johnny Russell during a feisty derby dual on Sunday.
Both teams had to play the final 20 minutes a man short at Tannadice after a tackle between Dundee skipper O'Donnell and United forward Russell sparked a melee between both sets of players.
When order was restored, the two players were given their marching orders by referee Calum Murray.
The Scottish Premier League clash ended in a 3-0 win to United, with Russell on the scoresheet twice before his sending-off.
A statement from United read: "Dundee United today confirmed they have submitted an appeal to the Scottish FA relating to the red card dismissal of striker Johnny Russell during Sunday's SPL game v Dundee FC."
A Dundee statement on their own website read: "CEO Scot Gardiner today confirmed that the club is to appeal the sending off of captain Stephen O'Donnell at Tannadice yesterday."