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Broich red card rescinded

Created on 03 Dec., 2012 9:14 AM GMT

Brisbane Roar star Thomas Broich has had his red card rescinded by the A-League's independent Match Review Panel.

The German midfielder received a red card for violent conduct in the 44th minute of Saturday's 1-0 win over Newcastle Jets at Suncorp Stadium.

Match referee Brenton Hayward, officiating his third A-League game, showed the red card following an altercation between Broich and Jets defender Josh Mitchell.

Broich was bundled over before Mitchell ended up on the floor after Roar midfielder Eric Paartalu got involved in the melee.

The 2011/12 Johnny Warren medallist was handed a straight red, while Mitchell was dismissed for two bookable offences.

But, as expected, the Match Review Panel cited Broich's red card as an 'obvious error', freeing him up for Sunday's trip to Western Sydney Wanderers, much to the delight of Roar general manager Sean Dobson.

"We're delighted the MRP has rescinded the red card shown to Thomas in Saturday's match," Dobson said.

"Referees have a very difficult job and just like many of us they will, from time to time, make a mistake.

"The MRP is in place to look at these instances and, in our opinion, they have made the right decision in this case.

"We're now looking forward to another important match on Sunday against Western Sydney Wanderers."

Broich has featured in all nine games for the defending champions this season, scoring once.

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