Wellington Phoenix to appeal three-match suspension for Yan Sasse

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The Wellington Phoenix are appealing the three-match ban handed down to Brazilian playmaker Yan Sasse.

Sasse was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Adelaide defender Javi Lopez in the 25th minute of Sunday’s round one Isuzu UTE A-League match at Sky Stadium.

The match review panel met yesterday and determined that Sasse committed an act of serious foul play.

The minimum sanction for the offence is one match, but the panel has proposed a three-game suspension.

Under the competition’s disciplinary regulations, the club can refer the matter to the independent disciplinary and ethics committee.

The Phoenix are appealing the additional two-match sanction.

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