Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has said the club will appeal a 'joke' red card shown to Lucas Digne during a Premier League clash against Southampton.
The Toffees lost their first match of the season 2-0 away to the Saints, and it got worse as they lost the Frenchman in the second half.
Speaking after the game, the Italian termed the card 'a joke', saying it should have been a yellow.
"The red card was a joke, it was not intentional, for sure it was not violent,” Ancelotti said on Sky Sports.
“Maybe it was a yellow. Maybe all this talk all week against [Jordan] Pickford, against Richarlison, affected the decision and if so it's not right, it's not fair. We will appeal, for sure.
"I told the players winter is coming and we will have to react."
He however admitted they were far from good, further calling on his team to improve.
"We didn't play well, Southampton were better than us and they deserved to win. Sometimes you are not at your best, it came after a really good run for us, now we have to look forward with the same spirit and belief.
"We tried to get back into the game, we had some good control after half-time.”
The Toffees are still atop the English Premier League table, and will next play away to Newcastle,