Gillespie may be out for some time


24th, January 2007

Sheffield United winger Keith Gillespie is facing up to two months on the sidelines after admitting to a charge of violent conduct.
The ex-Northern Ireland star was charged by the FA in relation to the incident with Reading midfielder Stephen Hunt which saw Gillespie sent off moments after entering the game.
For the record, is Gillespie’s sending off the quickest ever? The ref stopped his clock to allow him on and surely sent him off before restarting the match?

Anyway, Gillespie had already been dismissed by Mark Halsey for elbowing Hunt and as the winger made his way off the pitch, he again confronted Hunt and appeared to hit him in the face.
In accepting the charge, and ahead of next Tuesday’s disciplinary hearing, Gillespie faces the prospect of a six-match suspension which would see him ruled out until March 31st. I doubt his transfer request will do him any favours… [Mof Gimmers]

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