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Referee to watch video

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Glenn Hoddle confirmed that referee Mike Riley has offered to watch the video of the incident that led to Teddy Sheringham being sent off in Saturday's defeat against Ipswich Town.

Skipper Teddy was shown a straight red card for violent conduct and both he and boss Glenn reported afterwards that he'd been punished for punching Town's John McGreal, who was yellow carded.

Teddy immediately claimed that no punch had been thrown and was backed up by his manager.

"It wasn't a punch," said Glenn. "It was a push. Teddy had his shirt pulled for about 30 seconds and just pushed the player in the face to get him away.

"Anybody would do the same but it is about time shirt-pulling was dealt with as a sending-off offence. If people are holding you back like that it is natural you are going to do something to try to get them away."

Teddy's only other red card was in 1989 as a Millwall player. "It would be completely out of character for Teddy to punch anybody," said Glenn. I don't know if it is his first sending-off but there cannot have been many.

"I've seen the referee and has agreed to look at the video and that is fair enough. We'll take it from there."

The club has the right of appeal should Riley not change his mind but if the punishment sticks, Teddy will face a three-match ban for a straight red and miss the FA Cup tie at Coventry City, the first leg of the Worthington Cup semi-final at Chelsea and the Premiership clash ironically against Ipwich at Portman Road.