Date: 4th October 2018 at 1:08pm
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Birmingham City have confirmed that they have appealed the decision to send midfielder Maikel Kieftenbeld off in the 1-1 draw away at Brentford.

Kieftenbeld was sent-off controversially for an off-the-ball incident involving Brentford striker Neal Maupay in the draw at Griffin Park.

The incident was brought to referee Tim Robinson’s attention by the fourth official, who instructed Robinson to send Kieftenbeld off.

The decision was one that incensed Blues boss Garry Monk, who was sent off from the dugout due to his protests and has since been charged by the FA for his actions.

Monk confirmed after the game that he would look to appeal the decision to send his midfielder off and would do so prior to Blues’ home fixture with Rotherham United on Saturday.

The club have now confirmed that appeal and have sent video evidence to the FA.

The case will be seen by an Independent Regulatory Commission, who will then decide the outcome of the appeal.

If the appeal is rejected, Kieftenbeld will serve a three-match suspension.

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7 Replies to “Blues confirm Kieftenbeld appeal”

  • Actually it was one of the Brentford back room staff that alerted the fourth official, if you look at the Brentford bench you can see Smith telling Maupay to stay down. Then one of their coaches gos to the fourth official, he points to Maupay on the ground. The fourth official, alerts the referee. Les than a minute before the incident Maupay can be seen talking to the Brentford coaches. I believe Brentford planed the hole incident.
    Because Kieftenbeld was cursing them all sorts of problems they couldn’t deal with him so they got him sent Off. I am 100% on that. I hope this will be seen by the panel and Brentford get punished for cheating and Maupay gets a 5 match ban and the club should get a fine.

  • I agree with WCB. It was a dirty tactic it’s obviously organised. In no way did the referee see the incident the fourth official reacted to the crowed and the Brentford coach in his aer. Maupay can be seen before the incident talking to the management and drinking from his water bottle it looks like he is being given instructions. Moments later he is on the floor Rowling about like he as a hole in his head.

    IMO sistomaticl cheating.

  • The ref was playing to the crowed all game he was the pantomime villein It was a joke I even would say the free kick that led to their goal was suspect.

  • It will get registered because the EFL heat us the press heat us everyone heats us its like a vendetta everyone training to get us relegated. We need to stand together as one.

  • I rote a chant hope you like.

    “”We all stand together against this vendetta defiant all the way… we will not be “BEAT” ,because we are blue and we are true en in Munk we trust in defiance we stand so We will not be beaten by you EFL.. and all.. Birmingham Birmingham… re: “”

  • “”We all stand together
    Against this vendetta..
    “” Together endifiance of the EFL’
    -Together endifiance of the EFL

    “”We all stand together
    Against this vendetta..
    Together endifiance of the EFL’
    -Together endifiance of the EFL

    “” Gary Monk’s Blue & white Army
    Gary Monk’s Blue & white Army.

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