Trevor Sinclair has warned Slaven Bilic he will be making a big mistake if he decides to fine Andy Carroll for his sending off offences against Burnley.
Speaking out on Twitter the former Hammers favourite claims the manager will be creating a very dangerous precedent if he decides to take such an action.
But in fact the former Hammers favourite was making the mistake as such situations are more than covered – some would say inadequately – within the players’ contractual obligations.
ClaretandHugh learned this morning, and published a story explaining, that all squad members are punished by the loss of one week’s wages for a straight red for half a week for two as is standard procedure within contracts.
However the wild suggestions in some of the tabloids that Carroll would be hit by a £180,000 fine (two weeks wages) received an immediate response from Sinclair.
Sinclair responded:: “Slav setting a very dangerous precedent if he fines Carroll for sending off at Turf Moor
Wrong, wrong, wrong. Should be 2 weeks and benched for the foreseeable future. He cost us 2 points which could cost the club hundreds of thousands come the end of the season. Plus he has not looked like scoring this season, he is losing more aerial duels than I can remember and his presence on the pitch encourages the Alardice long ball hump! When we went down to 10 men, we played some great football at times and created more chances. Indeed the move just after half time was breathtaking and Antonio should have buried his chance to round it all off.