Kouyate verdict

sentoffkouyateChiek Kouyate’s red card at Blackburn has been overturned.

A statement on the FA website reads:

Cheikhou Kouyate’s one-match suspension for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity has been withdrawn with immediate effect following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today [Tuesday 23 February 2016].

West Ham United’s claim of wrongful dismissal in relation to their Emirates FA Cup fifth round proper tie against Blackburn Rovers on Sunday 21 February 2016 was upheld.



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6 comments on “Kouyate verdict

  1. In all logic, the next step should be to send Moss to second division to remind him there is a thing called “accountability”, and if not, send him to a refresher course.

    Alas, we all know this will not happen, although we did get what we were looking for regarding Kouyate.

  2. common sense has prevailed i see!
    good news for us and the Coyote man..

  3. Far too many mistakes are being made by ref’s. On sunday it didn’t make much difference for us as Blackburn were so poor. What happens when a red is shown & there are dire consquences for a club ie relegation, loss of jobs etc.. simple answer NOTHING… these officials need to be punished in some way, the fa cup is the biggest, best, most famous cup in the world & the men in the middle need to be able to meet that same standard.

  4. Starting to have more faith in the authority now,
    We need Kouyate in every game although Payet has that special class he is the heart beat of our team he is like a young Ya Ya or Viera,no wmonder the Spuds are so hot for him.
    Let’s hope we don’t get any more bad decisions this week,and maybe the Refs can keep an eye on the Everton hatchet men,before the European tournament looses some of its best players,

    • Bubs we play Everton again on March 5.Is McCarthy still injured? A good time to belt the toffees on the scoreboard as well.

      • McCarthy did one of his trademark atrocities this weekend v. Bournemouth, tackle from behind, with excessive force and no option to get the ball. Only got a yellow. Then, he committed intentional hands in the box, penalty, but no second yellow. As if Atkinson wanted to keep him on the pitch at all cost.

        In short, the psychopath is back.

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