West Ham fans demand justice for Tomas Soucek after ‘ridiculous’ Mike Dean red card | Football | Sport


West Ham fans have taken to social media to demand justice for Tomas Soucek after the midfielder was harshly sent off by Mike Dean in their game against Fulham on Saturday. The midfielder was being marked closely by Aleksandar Mitrovic as West Ham had a free kick deep into stoppage time.

Both players were jostling with each other for position with Soucek then raising his arms to move away from Mitrovic.

In the process of his left arm being raised, Soucek caught Mitrovic in the head with the Fulham forward falling to the ground.

Soucek immediately pleaded innocence with VAR taking a look at the incident.

Dean was then informed to go to the pitchside monitor in order to give his view on the matter and to the surprise of West Ham fans and David Moyes, the official pulled out a red card for Soucek.

And Hammers supporters were furious with the decision with some convinced the red card will be rescinded.

One fan fumed: “Mike dean is so egotistical it’s a joke it’s like he gets off on red cards if you need to watch an incident for 3 minutes then it’s not clear and obvious.”

Another tweeted: “Needs to be overturned for the big games coming up. Justice for Tommy Soucek.”

A third posted: “Never mind the result, what has our game come to #FFC #WHUFC.”

A fourth wrote: “No concerns about Soucek’s red card – it will surely be rescinded. Absolutely ridiculous decision from a ref who needs to retire.”

Another said: “What a shocking decision from Mike Dean cant see how on earth he’s come to that conclusion.”

It’s the second time in a week where Dean has been criticised for a sending off decision following Jan Bednarek’s red card against Manchester United.

The Southampton defender was deemed to have fouled Anthony Martial inside the box, prompting the official to point to the spot.

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