Blackburn Rovers opt against Leon Best appeal

Millwall's Shane Lowry and Blackburn's Leon Best battle for the ball during their FA Cup quarter final clash on March 13, 2013
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Leon Best will miss the rest of the season through suspension as Blackburn Rovers decide not to contest his red card.

Blackburn Rovers have decided not to appeal the red card that was handed to Leon Best on Saturday afternoon.

The Republic of Ireland international was given his marching orders following an altercation with Watford's Marco Cassetti.

Caretaker manager Gary Bowyer said at the time that he would review the incident before making his mind up whether to challenge the decision or not.

Having looked at the evidence, Bowyer has accepted the verdict and Best will now miss the remaining two matches of the season as well as the opening game of the next campaign.

Watford's Troy Deeney is congratulated by team mates after scoring the opening goal against Birmingham on February 16, 2013
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