Referee Bobby Madley only saw fit to award a yellow card for a disgraceful karate kick by Simon Francis in Kouyate’s face.
How Francis stayed on the pitch was an amazement even to Bournemouth fans who feared he would receive a straight red. Because Francis was booked by an official that means he’ll not face any retrospective action.
Later Madley missed striker Josh King punching Pedro Obiang in the face even though it was seen live by millions on TV watching around the world. Although the match officials claim not to have seen it he now faces the real possibility of a retrospective punishment of up to a three-match ban.
Perhaps the biggest disgrace which cost the Hammers to drop two points was the final goal when he overruled his linesmen and incorrectly awarded Bournemouth their third goal even though it was both offside and handball.
Hopefully, the FA will soon be sending him to referee in the Championship where we could be joining him soon if we continue to drop points.