West Ham will appeal the red card handed out to Fabian Balbuena.
The Paraguayan was the victim if the most ludicrous decision since Tomas Soucek fell foul of Mike Dean against Fulham when his red card was ultimately overturned by the FA.
And yesterday’s piece of nonsense should definitely receive the same outcome after a red card which has you wondering whether officials have ever played the game.
To send someone off because they kicked the ball with real power to clear a dangerous situation and catching a player with the follow through as a result is as ridiculous as it gets.
And we understand that having reviewed the situation last night and heard David Moyes refer to it as a “rubbish decision,” the club has already, or will be, sending the FA an e-mail alerting them of their intention to appeal.
Balbuena, like Soucek at Fulham, enjoyed a decent game and although the card had no effect on the final result, only one decision can surely be taken by the FA arbitrators.