Christophe Berra today welcomed the FA decision to overturn his red card against Watford – but acknowledged refereeing is “the hardest job in the game”.
The Wolves defender was controversially shown a straight red card by Graham Scott midway through the first half at Vicarage Road, penalized following a tussle with Troy Deeney which finished with the striker still able to produce a decent shot saved by Carl Ikeme.
Wolves appealed the decision claiming wrongful dismissal, which was upheld by an FA Regulatory Commission, leaving Berra available for selection for Saturday’s Molineux date with Nottingham Forest (3pm).
“I am very happy with the FA’s decision,” said Berra.
“With these appeals you are never too sure how they are going to go but I am glad that having seen the incident again, the FA have decided it shouldn’t have been a red card.
“It is still disappointing because I was sent off early in the game and the lads had to play with ten men for 65 minutes which made it very difficult.
“And of course we ended up losing the game.
“But I would say that referees have a very hard job – I think it is probably the hardest job in the game.
“Professional footballers make mistakes and so referees can as well and I just have to take it on the chin and move on.
“At least now I know I am available for the Forest game and can start to focus on that.
“After the run we’ve been on we need to go out and get three points on Saturday.
“Forest and Millwall will be tough games but they are both at home and give us a chance to put some points on the board.”