Windass red card rescinded
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Dean Windass's red card for Bradford City at Luton Town has been rescinded.Bradford City striker Dean Windass expressed his relief at having his sending off at Luton Town rescinded.
The former Hull City, Aberdeen and Middlesbrough hit-man received two yellow cards from referee Joe Ross during the club's 4-0 defeat at Kenilworth Road after confronting the official for comments he made to team-mate Steven Schumacher.
Windass and Schumacher claim Ross repeatedly taunted them by raising four fingers to show that The Hatters were winning by four goals during the latter stages of the match.
The actions of Ross towards Bradford's players have infuriated The Bantams, with the referee having now admitted to his actions during a Sunday phone-in show on national radio.
Following Saturday's events, the League One club lodged a complaint about Ross to The Football League and a request to The Football Association to rescind Windass's sending off against The Hatters, which they agreed to on Monday afternoon.
Windass then told Sky Sports News his version of events that led to his sending off at Luton.
"I think toward the end of game, Schumacher was unhappy getting booked because it took him to his fifth yellow card and being suspended for (next) Saturday," Windass said.
"I went up to the ref and asked him why he booked Stevie and the ref taunted him '4-0, 4-0 - sort your defence out', so I went across and not once did I swear at him, but he ran up to me and showed me the yellow card and then the red.
"He didn't do a bad job during game, but at the end, all the players were annoyed about the way he was sticking his fingers up - me and Schumacher couldn't accept the way he was carrying on.
"All the players saw him and a few other people saw him as well. He did it as a laugh and joke at end of game, but when you're being beaten 4-0 - it's not a laughing matter.
"I wasn't very happy and said, 'You're taking the Michael out of us' and he showed me the cards.
"He told (manager) Colin Todd I swore at him, but I swear on my children's life not once did I swear to him.
"However, I had a phone call this (Monday) afternoon to say red card has been taken off."