Fulham to appeal

Thursday 13 December 2001

Fulham have formally appealed to the Football Association to overturn Luis Boa Morte's sending off for allegedly biting Everton captain David Weir in Saturday ' s stormy 2-0 victory at Craven Cottage.

The Portuguese international clattered into Weir in the 73rd minute, sparking a 22-man brawl which resulted in Weir's second yellow card and a straight red for Boa Morte.

Referee Phil Dowd was reported to have said he dismissed Boa Morte for biting, an allegation which the Fulham player denies.