COLCHESTER United striker Samson Tovide has apologised for his late red card at Crawley Town.

Tovide was dismissed by referee Scott Oldham in the 88th minute of the U's 3-2 win at Broadfield Stadium, following an off-the-ball altercation with Crawley defender Laurence Maguire.

The 20-year-old had only been on the pitch for eight minutes, having come on as a substitute for Jayden Fevrier.


Writing on social media, Tovide said: 'A brilliant team performance from the lads yesterday. Just wanna apologise to the staff and all the lads let my emotions get the better of me one I’ll definitely learn from 💙'

Tovide now faces a four-match suspension, which would rule him out of Colchester's remaining games in their battle to beat the drop in League Two.

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Colchester boss Danny Cowley said: “There’s a coming together of the players.

“The linesman makes the decision, the referee doesn’t.

“There is a coming together but it just looks so low level.”


Tovide has made 26 league and cup appearances for Colchester, this season.

He has only just returned from a long-term ankle injury which kept him out for more than three months.

Tovide has come off the bench as a substitute in each of the U's last three matches.