Borussia Dortmund confirmed the club will clearly report to the UEFA

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Borussia Dortmund football club sporting director Michael Zorc has confirmed the club will appeal against Mats Hummels’ red card in the Champions League.

The team’s main defender was sent off in the 29th minute for a foul on Ajax attacker Antoni in the Champions League group stage clash in midweek.

“We will clearly report to the UEFA,” Zorc told Kicker.

“We’ll show you the TV picture evidence that it wasn’t a red card and because of that.  We are therefore of the opinion that we have been punished enough for being fired in that incident.”

Borussia Dortmund confirmed the club will clearly report to the UEFA

The situation in Group C, Dortmund has now played four games with only six points. With the remaining two games to face Sporting Lisbon and Besiktas for a chance to qualify for the next round.

“We appeal to UEFA’s sense of justice to set an example here and not punish the player as well.”

Dortmund sports director Michael Zorc said he has already made contact with UEFA over the sending off, which he said was “more than obviously and clearly provable a wrong decision. It ruined our game and decided the match”.

Despite being a man down, Dortmund went ahead when Marco Reus converted a penalty before Ajax scored unanswered second-half goals by Dusan Tadic, Sebastien Haller and Davy Klaassen.

The German club is checking with its legal advisors and Zorc could not mask his frustration.

“UEFA promotes respect, but this has nothing to do with respect,” Zorc fumed.

“Oliver stood ten metres from the (video replay) screen, which he should have watched. Mats slid 40 centimetres past Antony and caught his foot.”

Hummels has said he expects to be suspended for their next Champions League game. That against Sporting Lisbon on November 24 which could be decisive in Dortmund´s chances of making the last 16.