The couple came together in the first half of the visitors’ 3-2 win at Deepdale, the former Arsenal full-back, catching PNE’s Fisher in the chest with a flailing arm. It was an incident that anger at the North End players, the referee Tony Harrington is drawing a yellow card. “I did not see it first, to be honest,” said Neil. “I turned around to get the ball, but I could tell the fans’ reaction immediately that something had happened.” I’ve seen it back and it’s a clear red card. He bashes him with his forearm just above the chest. “The fourth official told me that it depends on where you’re hurt, as I find staggering

“He says if you get hit in the face, it’s a red card and if you’re not hit in the face, it’s not considered violent behavior.” I do not know if the rules have changed, but that’s not my interpretation of them. Neil also thought that his side could have had a penalty in 2-1, Alan Browne went down under the challenge of Kyle Bartley after signing in.”

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