The French international was dismissed in the middle of the second half after a clash with Kyle Walker-Peters when the Blues man chased the Saints defender back towards his own goal.
Many Everton fans were confused after the Football Association confirmed that Lucas Digne’s suspension was lifted after his red card in Southampton.
Lucas Digne was sent off the field in the second half of Everton’s 2-0 loss to Southampton on Sunday.
the boss said: “I think so, we will appeal because it was not intentional and it was not violent behavior.
Referee Kevin Friend handed out a red card and left Carlo Ancelotti’s team with 10 men for the rest of the 2-0 defeat on the South Coast, with the manager later confirming that the decision would be appealed.
When the Everton star visibly slowed down to let his opponent run forward, his cleats accidentally landed on the back of the Southampton player as he tried to burst forward.
However, the decision left many Everton supporters confused as to why the red card was not completely cancelled.
“So I think it could be a yellow card. It was an unfortunate contact, and the red card was not fair.
On Tuesday, the Football Association confirmed that Digne’s suspension has indeed been reduced from an initial three games to just one, meaning the left-back will miss the trip to Newcastle next weekend.
There is, however, an explanation behind the Football Association’s decision.
Despite comments from Ancelotti after the game that the red card was “a joke”, it was later decided that Everton would only appeal the severity of the penalty, not the decision itself.
Digne will now be available again for Everton when they play Manchester United at Goodison Park in November and for the trip to Fulham after the international break.
The Blues appealed on the grounds of “clearly excessive punishment” rather than “unfair dismissal”, giving the club more chance to enforce its claim.