Portsmouth midfielder's Charlton dismissal overturned

Ben Thompson's three-match ban has been overturned.

Thursday, 13th December 2018, 3:20 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th January 2019, 8:27 am
Referee John Brooks' dismissal of Ben Thompson has been overturned. Picture: Joe Pepler

The Blues yesterday appealed referee John Brooks' decision to issue a red card to the midfielder following a challenge with Charlton's Lyle Taylor.

The controversial moment arrived in stoppage time during Tuesday night's 2-1 Fratton Park defeat to the Addicks.

However, the Football Association this afternoon agreed it was a case of wrongful dismissal, overruling the decision.

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Referee John Brooks' dismissal of Ben Thompson has been overturned. Picture: Joe Pepler

It ensures Thompson is available for Saturday's trip to Barnsley.