There are whispers that a deal has been struck in smokeless rooms. In the light of all the retirements of England keepers, Pearce was desperate for Green to feature in his squad for the Holland game. But Green wasn't keen unless somebody scratched his back in return. So a red card was rescinded in return for Green's agreement to return to the England fold.
Unlikely I know, but it's the only way I can explain the rescinding of what looked a nailed on red card to me - be it for a professional foul or serious foul play. Perhaps we should have appealed Nolan's red card too, and Taylor's. In fact, maybe we should have made a case for Collison assaulting Kebe - he asked for it after all!
I admit to being amazed! Now watch Green make a terrible cock up, handing Palace a goal on a plate. That would be our luck all over!