Tomas Soucek’s controversial red card against Fulham has been overturned after West Ham’s declare of wrongful dismissal was upheld by the FA.
Soucek was controversially despatched off by referee Mike Dean after his elbow made contact with Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic’s face within the closing levels of their 0-0 draw on Saturday.
West Ham lodged a declare of wrongful dismissal on Sunday, and on Monday an unbiased regulatory fee upheld the appeal after confirming there have been adequate grounds to take away the suspension.
“Tomas Soucek will be available for West Ham United FC’s next three fixtures following a successful claim of wrongful dismissal,” an FA assertion learn on Monday.
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“The midfielder was sent off during a Premier League fixture against Fulham FC on Saturday for violent conduct.”
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The Czech worldwide was vulnerable to a three-game ban for violent conduct which might have pressured him to sit out the Hammers’ FA Cup fifth-round tie against Manchester United on Tuesday, in addition to their Premier League video games against Sheffield United and Tottenham.
“I am glad my red card against Fulham has been overturned,” Soucek stated on Twitter. “I’ve checked it, I’ve gone over 200 video games and not using a single red card. My whole profession.
“I am looking forward to helping the team in the important games this week! Thanks for your support!”
Dean confirmed a straight red card to Soucek after consulting the pitchside monitor, after being invited to accomplish that by VAR official Lee Mason, regardless of there showing to be no intent behind the contact.
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It is the second time within the area of 4 days that the FA has rescinded a red card awarded by Dean, after Southampton equally gained an appeal over Jan Bednarek’s dismissal against Manchester United.
In each circumstances, on-pitch referee Dean was assisted by Mason, who was the fourth official at Old Trafford and within the VAR seat for the Craven Cottage conflict.
West Ham supervisor David Moyes stated he felt “embarrassed” for Dean is his post-match feedback on Saturday, and on Monday emphasised his frustration.
West Ham’s David Moyes says he is embarrassed for the VAR officers after Tomas Soucek’s red against Fulham
“My reflections are that I’m disappointed with football in general, that the officials involved would allow these situations to take over the game,” Moyes stated.
“I think every footballer’s got a responsibility to do the correct thing. I feel that officials are giving footballers the opportunity to gain success in some way from their actions.
“The solely individuals who can cease it are the officers. If gamers are going to achieve success, gaining a bonus within the recreation, we will not let that occur.”
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“I don’t think there is any doubt that this is an error. Because they are grappling, I think Soucek wants to bring his arm from in front of Mitrovic to the back. He’s lifting his arm up to put it on the other side of his head and has caught him with a glancing blow on the side of the face.
“I liken it to elevating your hand in a bar to catch the barman’s consideration and also you hit the particular person subsequent to you with a glancing blow. You’d simply flip, express regret and get on with it, and I believe the gamers have been joyful to get on with it.
“Where I really feel for Mike Dean, the VAR triggered a evaluate and he went to the evaluate space. The VAR instructed him to have a look at Soucek’s clenched fist, one thing VAR seems to be out for, as a result of if you clench your fist it is as for those who’re giving energy to a choice. Well, I do not assume it was that, Soucek could have had a clenched fist but it surely wasn’t to acquire energy.
Ref Support UK’s Martin Cassidy says the assistance given to referees have to be checked out in another way in any respect ranges of soccer, after Mike Dean acquired dying threats on social media.
“It was an error of judgement, everyone I’ve spoken to has said it was an accident, and it has been rescinded. The right decision has been reached, and it has also been made quickly, which puts it to bed, and everyone can move on.
“Mike Dean could not come out and say he made a mistake as a result of he can’t prejudice the Premier League’s strategy of both issuing a suspension or rescinding the red card. It’s a really troublesome scenario, it is a balancing act and what they’ve in the mean time is the fairest approach.
“In terms of Mike Dean listening to Mitrovic saying it wasn’t a red card, I think you’ve got to be careful. As a referee you have to be completely impartial and make your own decisions. The reaction of players can tell you certain things, but it is not an accurate barometer.”
Sky Sports News reporter Rebecca Williams says Premier League referee Mike Dean has acquired dying threats over his choice to ship off West Ham’s Tomas Soucek against Fulham.
Dean asks not to ref weekend PL recreation after dying threats
Mike Dean has requested not to officiate a Premier League recreation this weekend after receiving abuse and dying threats on social media for the 2 red playing cards handed to Soucek and Bednarek.
Dean’s household has additionally been focused with social media abuse. All abuse has been reported to the police.
However, the 52-year-old remains to be going to referee Wednesday’s FA cup recreation between Leicester and Brighton and should return to Premier League motion the next weekend.
Dermot Gallagher condemns the abuse directed in the direction of referee Mike Dean, after he acquired dying threats throughout social media.
If he does so, it’s potential he may work alongside Lee Mason once more as officers usually work in teams.
On the scenario, PGMOL managing director Mike Riley stated: “Threats and abuse of this nature are totally unacceptable and we fully support Mike’s decision to report these messages his family received to the police.
“Nobody must be sufferer of abhorrent messages like this. Online abuse is unacceptable in any stroll of life and extra wants to be performed to sort out the issue.”
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