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Celtic to appeal Cha Du-Ri red card

March 26, 2012

Celtic have confirmed they will appeal against Cha Du-Ri's red card in Sunday's 3-2 defeat to Rangers.

Cha Du Ri
GettyImagesCha Du Ri commits the foul that saw him sent off

But the Parkhead club will not challenge referee Calum Murray`s decision to dismiss Victor Wanyama in the clash at Ibrox.

Cha was sent off after 29 minutes for denying Lee Wallace a goalscoring opportunity on the edge of the box.

Wanyama then saw red after 57 minutes for a challenge on Steven Whittaker as Celtic ended the Scottish Premier League match with nine men, while manager Neil Lennon was also sent off at half-time.

A statement from Celtic read: ''Celtic are to appeal against the red card issued to Cha Du-Ri during Sunday's derby match against Rangers at Ibrox.

''The South Korean defender was sent off in the first-half of the match by referee Calum Murray following a challenge with Lee Wallace of Rangers.

''There will be no appeal against the red card issued to Victor Wanyama in the second half of the match.

''And the SFA today confirmed that Neil Lennon will face a misconduct charge next month relating to Sunday's game.''