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Sports News of Saturday, 26 February 2022


Dennis Appiah reacts to escaping red card in win over PSG

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French-born Ghanaian defender Dennis Appiah has finally made comments about his tackle on PSG star Kylian Mbappe that nearly handed him a red card.

Nantes last week handed Paris Saint Germain a shocking 3-1 defeat at the Stade de la Beaujoire with the center referee the center of attention after the match.

Dennis Appiah was already on a yellow card and fell Kylian Mbappe in the penalty box which could have seen him receive his second yellow card and an early shower.

Although PSG were awarded a penalty they missed but after the match claimed that the defender should have been sent off.

Reacting to it, the Ghanaian defender disclosed he thought he would take a second yellow and leave his teammates.

“I was surprised to take a red, but above all serene about the decision to come” he told RMC Sport.

“I felt that I was not the last defender [especially that he didn't annihilate a goalscoring action given the presence of Pallois in cover]. I felt he was going to cancel it [the referee turned the red into yellow finally] I had a lot more fear on the penalty…”

"I really thought I would take a second yellow so a red and leave my teammates at ten and I was not good for that", blows the right side today.