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Hunt Harshly Sent Off (Staunton)

Hunt Harshly Sent Off (Staunton)

Stephen Hunt was harshly sent off for the Republic of Ireland last night, so harshly that it left Steve Staunton less than amused.

"It was a very harsh red card and we were unfortunate with Doyler (Kevin Doyle) hitting the post and Paul McShane's effort," Staunton said as published on readingfc.co.uk.

"Stephen has won the ball and his momentum took him through. The player acted injured but was up running around when Hunty had got off the pitch.

"There was a lot of play-acting and I wasn't happy with their centre-half Radoslav Kovac. The referee looked like he was only going to give him a yellow card until Kovac said something to him.

Hunt had only been on the field for 30 minutes, coming on as a substitute after 38 minutes, going off to a red card after 68 in Ireland's 1-0 defeat to the Czech Republic, a result that all but ends their hopes of qualification for the European Championships.

Despite his sending off Staunton was pleased with his performance and he feels Hunt offers the Irish something different when he comes on from the bench.

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Date:Thursday September 13 2007
Time: 5:00PM

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Somehow I do not see Hunt getting too much sympathy, especially from our friends at Chelsea who many still do not seem to have forgiven regarding the incident with Petr Cech.
Madejski Royal
13/09/2007 14:35:00
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nor have the Czech public who gave Hunt a vociferous welcome to say the least!
merlin
13/09/2007 19:14:00
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and did it bother him?he scared the life out of the Czechs when he came on,considering he didnt play against Slovakia and got sent off these 2 games have cemented his importance to Ireland.There is outrage over here because he didn't start both games the guy is an outstanding player.
Pking
13/09/2007 21:45:00
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You will say it is a biased opinion but I still believe that Hunt didn't set out to injure Cech, and people should just let this go, I would have, these things happen, deal with it and move on. Hunt is a cracking footballer people should just accept this.
Madejski Royal
14/09/2007 00:18:00
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