Forest re-think Chambers appeal..

Having apparently got hold of some video footage, and starting to make preparations to appeal to the FA on the back of it, Forest have backtracked and decided not to appeal Luke Chambers’ red card against Reading on the opening day.  The official line is that the footage was inconclusive.

The evidence was inconclusive...

The evidence was inconclusive...

Joking aside, given our recent appeals with the FA over decisions that were completely absurd yet not overturned, just because Forest aren’t contesting the decision doesn’t necessarily mean Chambers deliberately elbowed Shane Long.  However, it does rather lend support to the notion that he was guilty of either violent conduct or horrendous naivity in expecting a player like Long wouldn’t make the most of a flailed arm.

There’s no excuse for it, Luke!