Last night was yet another case of Mike Dean making a game all about himself as he sent Tomas Soucek off for an incredibly controversial decision in the dying minutes of the game.
Soucek appeared to accidentally elbow Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic when battling in the box before a West Ham free-kick.
Mitrovic, the player that Mike Dean deemed to have been fouled campaigned that Soucek had commited a fair challenge and that it wasn’t a foul according to Tomas.
Anyone who knows me knows i would never mean harm to another player. I am sorry for this moment in the otherwise great season. Really nice fair play moment from Aleksandar. pic.twitter.com/QVBUzIXutP
— Tomáš Souček (@tomassoucek28) February 6, 2021
Mike Dean ignored every player on the pitch and repeatedly watched the challenge in slow motion before sending the big midfielder off.
Tomas Soucek was sent off late in West Ham's 0-0 draw with Fulham for this incident 🟥 pic.twitter.com/DMjddNt4Kx
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 6, 2021
Both managers were shocked after the game with David Moyes saying there is ‘No debate’ and that red card “This is the worst decision I’ve ever seen.”.
Fulham boss Scott Parker also agreed with Moyes when speaking with the BBC after the game and it just shocks me and every football fan out there how Dean can possibly think this is a red card.
😡 "No debate. This is the worst decision I've ever seen."
Ian Wright couldn't believe Tomas Soucek's red card against Fulham.
And neither could West Ham manager David Moyes…#bbcfootball
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) February 7, 2021
Will the red card be rescinded?