Watch again: Did Chris Basham deserve to be sent off for Sheffield United against Scunthorpe United?

Chris Basham of Sheffield Utd is sent off for a tackle on Neil Bishop of Scunthorpe Utd

Chris Basham of Sheffield Utd is sent off for a tackle on Neil Bishop of Scunthorpe Utd

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Chris Basham had an eventful day at Glanford Park, putting Sheffield United in front against Scunthorpe United, then heading off early after picking up a red card.

The Blades midfielder was sent off for a late challenge on Scunthorpe’s Neal Bishop with a little over 20 minutes remaining, which set about giving the home side the impetus to press forward and they would eventually take the lead before Billy Sharp grabbed a point for the Blades from the penalty spot.
Chris Wilder felt that the red card was harsh on his player, stating that it was a case of two committed players going for the ball.
“I think it was two honest boys going for the ball,” Wilder said. “Fans and punters want to see competition, and players making contact with each other I think. That’s the nature of football and I’m disappointed for Bash, as he didn’t deserve that. If that’s a red, then the challenge on Bash by their centre half is a red too.”

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