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Aurelien Collin will be suspended for New York Red Bulls trip to Columbus Crew

Whatever happens against Columbus, it will happen without Collin.

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Red Bulls appealed the ludicrous red card awarded to Aurelien Collin by referee Fotis Bazakos during the mid-week match against Real Salt Lake. RBNY had a strong case, since the card aligned with neither standard interpretations of the rules of soccer (players aren't supposed to be sent off for clean tackles) or those Bazakos was working to in the game itself. But the appeal has fallen on deaf ears:

RBNY head coach Jesse Marsch doesn't use Twitter often, but he made a rare social media appearance after receiving the baffling decision to decline the Red Bulls' appeal:

The Red Bulls will kick off - without Collin - against Columbus Crew in Columbus at 7:30 pm on Saturday, June 25.