Indonesia U-22 team manager Endri Erawan said that he would appeal the yellow card handed to key player Evan Dimas during the match against Timor Leste on Sunday.
Dimas was fouled by opponents’ defender Gumario Moreira, however, the Indonesian had to receive a yellow card by referee Nagor Amir Noor Mohamed since he was considered to have bad words to the Timorese players.
Meanwhile, Moreira was sent off with a straight red card.
As Dimas has accumulated two yellow cards in the tournament so far, he will miss a potentially crucial match against Vietnam on Tuesday.
Team manager Erawan claimed that the yellow card for Dimas was “nonsense” and said the team would appeal against the decision.
“We decided to appeal against the yellow card to Asian Football Confederation,” Erawan said on Monday morning, as quoted by The Thao & Van Hoa.
This statement has been confirmed by Indonesian national teams coordinator Fanny Riawan.
“Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) has sent a letter to the AFC with two points. The first one is to appeal against Evan Dimas’ yellow card, and the second is to review the ability of the Malaysian referee,” Riawan told reporters.