Tomas Soucek: West Ham to appeal against red card v Fulham

David Moyes ‘embarrassed’ for ref Mike Dean after ‘unfair’ red card

West Ham will appeal against Tomas Soucek’s controversial red card in Saturday’s game at Fulham.

Soucek pleaded his innocence and Mitrovic told referee Mike Dean his opponent should not be dismissed.

However, after being advised to review the incident by video assistant referee Lee Mason, Dean sent Soucek off.

If West Ham are unsuccessful, Soucek will miss three games – Tuesday’s FA Cup fifth-round tie at Manchester United, plus Premier League games against Sheffield United and Tottenham.

Last week, Dean was the referee and Mason the fourth official when Jan Bednarek was sent off at Old Trafford in Manchester United’s 9-0 league win over Southampton. The decision was overturned on appeal.

Numerous former players have condemned the Soucek decision, with Match of the Day host Gary Lineker saying “you have to be kidding?”external-link, while West Ham manager David Moyes said he was “embarrassed” for the officials.

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