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Shrewsbury Town have red card overturned for MISTAKEN IDENTITY as FA confirm referee mistake

Shrewsbury Town overturned red card for WRONG IDENTITY as FA confirm referee confused defender Tom Flanagan for their KIPPER Marko Marosi during scuffle in Accrington Stanley clash

  • The FA destroyed Tom Flanagan’s red card for Shrewsbury on Saturday
  • Flanagan, 30, was ejected by referee Andy Haines over identity change
  • The official confused the ex-Sunderland star with goalkeeper Marko Marosi
  • Haines had said ‘that’s a red one, see you later’ while bizarrely channeling Mike Dean

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In Shrewsbury, a red card has been withdrawn for mistaken identity in a bizarre incident.

Defender Tom Flanagan received his marching orders against Accrington Stanley on Saturday after referee Andy Haines mistook him for goalkeeper Marko Marosi.

The FA have announced that Flanagan’s red has been destroyed, with a booking handed over to Slovakian stopper Marosi.

Shrewsbury has withdrawn red card for mistaken identity in bizarre incident (pictured)

Shrewsbury has withdrawn red card for mistaken identity in bizarre incident (pictured)

Defender Tom Flanagan (second from right, 33) was sent off on Saturday by referee Andy Haines

Defender Tom Flanagan (second from right, 33) was sent off on Saturday by referee Andy Haines

Defender Tom Flanagan (second from right, 33) was sent off on Saturday by referee Andy Haines

But the official should have sent Shrewsbury goalkeeper Marko Marosi (center) off the field instead

But the official should have sent Shrewsbury goalkeeper Marko Marosi (center) off the field instead

But the official should have sent Shrewsbury goalkeeper Marko Marosi (center) off the field instead

A statement said: ‘Thomas Flanagan will be available for Shrewsbury Town FC’s next match following a successful claim of misidentification.

The defender received two yellow cards from the field during the EFL League One game against Accrington Stanley on Saturday, August 6, 2022.

“Thomas Flanagan’s red card suspension has been lifted and a yellow card has been handed over to Shrewsbury Town FC goalkeeper Marko Marosi.”

The scuffle started after a dogfight between Flanagan and Tommy Leigh of Accrington left Marosi sprawled on the ground.

Marosi went on to confront Leigh, but was stopped by Stanley defender Harvey Rodgers, causing him to lash out at Rodgers with his elbow.

As Sean McConville then ran to referee Haines to protest the keeper’s actions, Flanagan turned McConville and threw him to the ground, on top of Rodgers, who was writhing in pain after Marosi lunged.

That set off a pushing match between both sets of players, culminating in Haines telling Flanagan, “One yellow for the push, second for dissent and that one is a red. See you later,” leading to comparisons with the flamboyant former umpire Mike Dean.

After being sent off in the 57th minute, Accrington scored through midfielder Leigh in the 77th minute to hold on to a 1-0 win over New Meadow.

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