Nottingham Forest academy graduate involved in highly controversial red card decision

Patrick Bamford, a Nottingham Forest academy graduate, was involved in a contentious red card decision for Leeds United against QPR Friday night.

The 30-year-old forward attempted to dribble the ball around goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, who charged out of his penalty area.

Despite no touch from the Bosnian shot-stopper, Bamford hurled himself to the ground.

The officials missed Bamford’s dive, resulting in a straight red card for Begovic, compounding QPR’s misery in the 1-0 loss at Elland Road.


Bamford gets chastised for his dive.


It’s easy to say that R’s manager Gareth Ainsworth was not thrilled with the decision that saw his goalie sent packing.
Ainsworth provided his honest judgment on the event to the club’s media after the game.


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“I can’t figure out why Asmir [Begovic] has been assigned to it.

“There is no contact between him or [Patrick] Bamford and I don’t want to complain about referees at the minute but it’s safe to say we haven’t had the rub of the green.”

Despite the red card, Ainsworth stated that he would seek an appeal to get the penalty lifted.

“I’d kick myself if I didn’t look into it and see if I can appeal because he hasn’t touched the guy.”

“As far as I recall, it can’t be a card or a foul if you don’t make contact with anyone.” But for the time being, it’s difficult to accept, and I certainly feel cheated by the choice.”

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