What appeared as a confession by Leicester City attacker, Kelechi Iheanacho might end up being used against him in an appeal by Watford, following an incident in which an opposing player was sent off for aiming a nasty tackle at the Nigerian star.
The red went for Watford player, Etienne Capoue for apparently trying to intentionally maim Iheanacho, but video replays showed that the Super Eagles star actually escaped the opponents’ lunge, footballlive.ng can report.
Iheanacho allegedly confessed afterwards that Capous’s leg had not hit him as the referee thought, hence the verdict by The Hornets’ boss, Javi Gracia that the club will appeal the red card received by French midfielder, Capoue in the closing minutes of their 2-0 loss at King Power Stadium on Saturday.
Gracia said he wants the incident reviewed, following reported words of innocence by Iheanacho, confessing that he was not hurt by Capoue’s two-footed challenge, as he is said to have admitted after the game that no contact was made.
Gracia said: ” Yes, we will appeal. I saw it clear because it was in front of me, but I prefer not to say anything, only what Iheanacho said.
”He said Capoue didn’t touch him. That is more important than what I can say. It doesn’t depend on me, but we are going to appeal. Someone spoke with him [Iheanacho] and told me [what he said].”