TOP TWEETS: Barry Bannan's red card - what did Sheffield Wednesday fans think?

An impressive 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest had some of the shine taken off it for Sheffield Wednesday fans after a controversial red card for Barry Bannan.

Sunday, 13th March 2016, 3:13 pm
Updated Sunday, 13th March 2016, 3:26 pm
Barry Bannan was sent off against Nottingham Forest

The influential midfielder, who was this week recalled to the Scotland squad, was given a straight red card for a tackle on Forest defender Eric Lichaj.

Bannan himself steered clear of giving an opinion, tweeting on Saturday "What a result for the boys today apologies for the red card."

But here's what Owls fans had to say on the referee's decision to send him off...

@Fxrestieri - Oh yes by the way, Bannan's red was correct. Silly challenge #swfc

@Anne_otherOwl - Seen red card incident and don't think any intent from #Bannan , seemed to get ball, but would we want to see a red if against us? #swfc


@Daniel_Swfc - For me Bannan got a bit of the ball, but even without that it's still never ever been a red

@willisagoat - Compare the decision to send off Barry Bannan of #SWFC yesterday and not to send off Gabriel earlier for his two-footed long jump

@PaulGSewell - We best appeal the red card for Bannan - softest decision ever! #swfc

@Darrylg83 - Bannan red card ridiculous, conspires against us again if not rescinded, Hutchinson be earmarked by @FA next, beyond a joke

@jjw_92 - Never a red for Bannan but not a chance it will be rescinded. FA nearly ALWAYS back the ref in those situations. Big miss for 3 games. #swfc

‏@TomTB1995 - Bannan's red was never a red card. A yellow would have been harsh. FA please see sense and rescind it. #swfc

@jameslawson32 - None of their players even kicked off about Bannan's tackle.. another useless decision from these set of jokers #SackTheLot

@BillyFensterFen - Just seen Bannan's red card. Definite yellow card, red card? Harsh IMO, not much different really to Dawson's on Forestieri #swfc

@Jonny_swfc - I Love #swfc and I often wear my blue and white tinted specs but Barry bannan can't go in studs raised like that anymore! Risking a red!

@stevenowls - Just seen the foul for the Bannan red card. It's not a red in a million years #swfc