Slaven Bilic criticizes Kouyate sending off – West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has hit out hard at referee Mark Clattenburg for sending off midfielder Cheikou Kouyate.
Kouyate had made was seemed to be a clean tackle on Crystal Palace’s Dwight Gayle, and Clattenburg had responded with an instant red card.
“For me it’s very simple to judge that situation,” the Hammers boss told West Ham TV. “It’s nowhere near a red card and I think that anyone who had anything in any part of his life to do with football should say the same thing – there was no red card, no yellow card and it was in England not even a foul. Let’s say it’s a foul and that’s it, and it had a big impact on the game.”
West Ham were leading 2-1 at the point, and would well feel hard done as Gayle scored an equalizer later on, ensuring both sides went home with a share of the spoils.