We all waited for the announcement on Kyle Beckerman’s red card appeal, and now we have our answer: No.
That’s what Petke said during an interview with Bill Riley, ESPN700 commentator, who cites Petke in some tweets today.
Petke, quite clearly, isn’t happy.
Mike Petke says #MLS has upheld the red card on Kyle Beckerman#RSL— Bill Riley (@espn700bill) July 21, 2017
Petke says he's beside himself with the decision by #MLS on the decision and he's disgusted by it. #RSL— Bill Riley (@espn700bill) July 21, 2017
Petke feels like #RSL has been targeted this season by officials and calls.— Bill Riley (@espn700bill) July 21, 2017
Either there was a mistake filling out the ref report or the referee saw something that the committee that upholds this decision completely worded in in a different way.
It sucks the energy and the love of the game for a moment out of you, but you get over them.
How exactly the red card was upheld is a bit of a mystery. The cited incident — violent conduct — is extremely difficult to see on reply, let alone in live play. Baldomero Toledo indicated in his report that the red card was for violent conduct.