Pearce red card overturned

Jason Pearce sees red at Millwall
Jason Pearce sees red at Millwall

JASON Pearce is free to play in the final three games of Wigan Athletic’s season after his red card at Millwall was overturned.

The centre-back was dismissed by referee Steve Martin for a robust challenge on Aiden O’Brien late on that led to a melee which also saw Millwall’s Ed Upson dismissed.

Latics boss Gary Caldwell admitted after the game he ‘couldn’t see how’ the official had shown Pearce the red card, feeling his man had won the ball fairly.

And the Football Association agreed with Caldwell, wiping out a potential three-game suspension.