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Petke says he’s planning to appeal Beckerman red card

The worst refereeing decision on the night is likely to get an appeal.

MLS: Real Salt Lake at Portland Timbers Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Beckerman was shown a red card during RSL’s 4-1 win over Portland Timbers for, well, very close to nothing.

Unsurprisingly, Mike Petke indicated in his post-match press conference that the club will likely be appealing Baldomero Toledo’s judgment, and rightly so.

Here — check out the red card here.

It’s entirely clear why Fanendo Adi is handed a red card — he barrels into Beckerman (violent conduct, certainly) and continued the confrontation on the ground. To Beckerman’s credit, the fiery captain’s response was to look at the referee and question the incident — not exactly red card material.

And there’s bipartisan agreement on this one, too:

Needless to say, there’s a very strong chance this one is appealed, unless Beckerman said something ridiculous to the referee. And given that, there’s a very strong chance any appeal will be successful. For once, things might actually go our way on this one.