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Monday, 18 December, 2000, 13:34 GMT
Hendrie's red card appeal
Lee Hendrie, Gareth Southgate and Andy D'Urso
Hendrie is amazed as he is given his marching orders
Aston Villa's Lee Hendrie has launched an appeal to the FA after his red card against Manchester City.

Hendrie was given an instant red card by referee Andy D'Urso for foul and abusive language - and claimed he was "absolutely gutted" following the incident.

It was the midfielder's second sending-off of the campaign after seeing red against Arsenal at Highbury in October.

But the England international believes he was harshly dealt with by the Billericay official.

Hendrie said: "I am absolutely gutted with the decision. What happened could not have been worse timed from my point of view as I was just starting to get it together again.

"I had my sending off against Arsenal and paid for it by losing my place in the team, which I have only got back in the last few weeks.

John Gregory
John Gregory will hand out a maximum club fine
"But I shall be appealing against the decision. It was a straight red card and I don't think that the punishment I received fitted the crime."

The midfielder protested angrily after having a penalty appeal turned down following a challenge on him by City's Alfie Haaland.

"I thought it was a very harsh decision and that what I did was a yellow card offence at most," he added.

Hendrie will be hoping the FA are more lenient than his manager, John Gregory, who confirmed he would be handing the 23-year-old a "maximum possible" fine.

Gregory has previously warned Hendrie of the need to cut out bookings for dissent and the maximum permitted club fine of two weeks' wages will amount to 25,000.

If Hendrie's appeal is unsuccessful he will serve a three-match ban which would include Villa's FA Cup third-round tie at Newcastle.

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