Tomas Soucek was shown a controversial red card by referee Mike Dean in West Ham’s 0-0 draw with Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

The Czech Republic international was given his marching orders after his elbow appeared to make contact with the face of Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Despite there being no intention behind Soucek’s elbow, Dean issued him with a straight red card in stoppage time at the end of the game. The midfielder would have been set to miss the next three games, but West Ham’s appeal has since been approved.

West Ham fans were naturally upset about the red card given to their club’s star player and took to social media to express their frustration.

It was the second time in a week that Dean was accused of poor officiating. He was criticised for giving Southampton’s Jan Bednarek a red card in Manchester United’s 9-0 win last week.

The defender was given a red card following a challenge on Anthony Martial and United were subsequently awarded a penalty. Southampton ended up appealing the decision after the game with the FA overturning it

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