Marriner Gets Off Scot-Free!
And so it came to pass that after a refereeing display that produced one of the most comical moments of the season so far, the culprit Andre Marriner, is set to escape scot-free.
Marriner who, laughably, sent off Kieran Gibbs instead of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, will not be censored and will be taking charge of a Premier League match this weekend.
Furthermore, probably quite rightly, the red card given to Gibbs has been rescinded and due to the fact Eden Hazard`s shot was drifting wide when Oxlade-Chamberlain handled it, he real offender will also not be subjected to a red card.
Which, courtesy of an e-mail from Vital Chelsea member daygreenich, got me thinking.
Trawling through my fading memory banks I can recall Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink being shown a red card at White Hart Lane, by Mark Halsey when, in fact it should have been shown to Mario Melchiott, but have there been any other cases of red-cards being rescinded, involving Chelsea players, you can recall in recent times?