Graham Poll: Red card was wrong


graham_poll_1236337cFormer Referee Graham Poll believes West Ham have a very good chance of appealing Cheikhou Kouyate’s red card he received at Ewood park on Sunday.

Kouyate was shown a straight red card for a last-man professional foul on Adam Henley on the edge of the box during the Hammers 5-1 over Blackburn.

“West Ham must have a good chance of overturning the red card Cheikhou Kouyate was shown by Jon Moss,” Poll wrote in his column for The Daily Mail.

“Henley was through on goal but his first touch played the ball a long way in front of himself. There had to be doubt whether he would reach it before Darren Randolph in the West Ham goal.”

He later went on Talksport radio this afternoon and singled out the West Ham sending off of Kouyate as the refereeing mistake of the weekend.

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  • bubs says:

    Moss won’t be sending Poll any Xmas cards,
    Funny thing is he has sent off 5 players in the games he has been in charge of with us and until Saturday only one was a hammer player,
    But he got this one so wrong

  • petebonds says:

    But we’re talking about the FA here , they haven’t got the best track record for showing commonsense !

  • COYI247 says:

    Nice irrelevant little picture of Clattenburg though, yeah?

    • The Demon says:

      That’s Graham Poll. Clattenburg is recognisable by the **** growing out from between his ears.

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