Massimo Luongo red card appeal latest: Sheffield Wednesday hopeful of midfielder's FA Cup availability after appeal launch

Sheffield Wednesday have launched their appeal against Massimo Luongo’s red card in their defeat against Blackburn and should find out the judgement by tomorrow (Wednesday) at the latest, The Star understands.

Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 3:27 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 3:27 pm

The Australian was shown the first red card of his career by countryman Jarred Gillett in the 23rd minute of their 5-0 defeat at Hillsborough on Saturday and is faced with a three-match ban.

It was shown for a tackle on Blackburn midfielder Lewis Travis.

Both Luongo and Owls boss Garry Monk said after the game that they were confident the appeal would be successful, with Monk claiming players and staff in the opposite dugout had themselves admitted it wasn’t a sending off offence.

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“I’m confident the decision will be rescinded,” Luongo said.

“There was no malice at all in the challenge.

“We’re obviously appealing it and I don’t want to say too much more [at this stage].”

Massimo Luongo was shown the first red card of his career in the 5-0 thrashing by Blackburn Rovers.