Despite Swansea City manager Carlos Carvalhal calling the decision to dismiss Ghanaian forward Jordan Ayew as harsh, the Swans “have reluctantly reluctantly decided against appealing the red card shown to Jordan Ayew at Huddersfield Town on Saturday.”
Ayew was given his marching orders just 11 minutes into the relegation battle, which was the fastest dismissal in the Premier League this season. His coming together with Huddersfield midfielder Jonathan Hogg was deemed excessive on the Swans players’ part, whilst Hogg received no card.
Boss Carvalhal stated in his post-match press conference that “either both are sent off, or neither.”
“I must respect the decision. We will analyse with some experts to help us if we have reasons or not to appeal, but let’s see, I don’t know.”
However, after analysing the footage, the Swans have decided against appealing the ban in fear of an appeal appearing to be “frivolous”, which would incur the risk of an extension to the ban.
As such, Jordan Ayew will miss the FA Cup Quarter-final clash with Tottenham, and Swansea’s league matches against Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion.