Green avoids six-month ban

PUBLISHED: 17:15 19 April 2011

Brad Green

Brad Green

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BLOODS forward Brad Green received some good news last week after an FA disciplinary panel ruled out a six-month ban for a recent red card.

BLOODS forward Brad Green received some good news last week after an FA disciplinary panel ruled out a six-month ban for a recent red card.

A five-man delegation from Saffron Walden FC travelled down to the Essex FA headquarters in Chelmsford on Friday and submitted evidence to support pleas that Green’s three-match suspension was enough after he kick a ball towards a referee.

Met by a wealth of evidence, including letters and personal statements, the FA ruled in Green’s favour and he was free to play in the fixture against Cornard United on Saturday. He came on as a late substitute and almost scored.

A club spokesman said that justice had been done and that the club was “delighted” with the decision. “We are glad the right decision was made in the end,” the spokesman added.

Green was sent off against Diss Town on March 11. Speaking after the incident Walden assistant manager John Butchart described the decision as a “joke” and threatened to pull the whole club out of the league.

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