John Marquis gives his red-card verdict with Portsmouth to appeal Shrewsbury dismissal

John Marquis believes there’s grounds for appeal over his Shrewsbury red card.

Saturday, 27th March 2021, 6:07 pm
Updated Saturday, 27th March 2021, 6:10 pm
John Marquis is shown a red card today. (Photo by Daniel Chesterton/

The striker admitted he was ‘shocked’ by referee Benjamin Speedie’s decision to send him off in Pompey’s 2-1 win at Shrewsbury.

Marquis got his marching orders with 21 minutes remaining for a challenge on Harry Chapman, after scoring in the first half on his injury return.

Replays appear to show the 28-year-old won the ball, but the referee deemed the tackle dangerous.

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It’s a decision Pompey disagree with and Danny Cowley has confirmed they will now appeal the red card, with the fear he could be Marquis banned for three games.

Marquis said: ‘To be honest, I felt straightaway it was a good tackle.

‘I’ve gone in one footed, not high off the ground and I’ve won the ball.

‘People tackle all the time in the game and there’s different ways to tackle.

‘Just because you go to ground doesn’t me it was a red card. I was shocked by it, to be honest.

‘We’ll look back on it and see if there’s an appeal in there. I think there is.’