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Stats show Irons suffer much red card wrongdoing

An amazing stat showing that of the last eight straight red cards awarded against West Ham in the Premier League in the last six years, five have been rescinded on appeal.

And that is a massive 62.5% of decisions which have been deemed to be incorrect on review by the FA independent panel.

Three of those five wrongful red cards were against so-called ‘big six’ teams.

The stat was revealed on Twitter with the tag line ‘Make of that what you will’

This season Tomas Soucek and Fabian Balbuena have been shown what most agree were ridiculous straight red cards only for them to be overturned.

In 2017 Mike Dean showed a straight red to Soufiane Feghouli for a tackle on Manchester United’s Phil Jones only to be overruled on appeal.

In the 2015/2016 season under Slaven Bilic, the last time we were pushing for a top-four spot we also received two wrongful reds.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

6 comments on “Stats show Irons suffer much red card wrongdoing

  1. How does this compare with other clubs?
    Are we an outlier or is this just symptomatic of the low quality of officiating?

  2. Would be interested to know how often the 6 grubby finger clubs get adversely affected by these sort of decisions. I suspect I know the answer.

  3. I sincerely believe there is corruption in football, remember our last good season 2015/16, loads of so called reffing errors cost us points then. Coincidence?

  4. Revenge for the Carlos Tevez affair which made the FA and Premier league look stupid. They have done everything possible to stop WHUFC be successful.

  5. Yet agin Bad Calls on Red Cards,but the damage is done before it can be over ruled. How many of the so calked top 6 are having the same problem? I doubt its many if any. What have the reffs & the fa got against us?

  6. Every official can make a mistake in making a decision, especially as we cannot see through their eyes and see what the see. VAR however, is a different kettle of fish, the ref has ample time to view what has occurred and from different angles so there is absolutely no excuse in getting a VAR decision wrong. After viewing the VAR and still getting the decision wrong certainly brings into question the ability of a ref.

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