West Ham United had Arthur Masuaku sent off in Monday night’s goalless draw with Aston Villa in the Premier League.
The left-back picked up his first booking in the 23rd minute before collecting his second in the 67th minute for a late challenge on Ahmed Elmohamady.
It was a late tackle from the defender but the contact was minimal at best.
And it would be fair to say that the West Ham fans were absolutely furious with Mike Dean’s decision to send Masuaku from the field.
A fiesty contest also saw Villa teammates Anwar El Ghazi and Tyrone Mings go head-to-head in the latter stages of the first half.
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Meanwhile, West Ham captain Mark Noble was perhaps a touch fortunate not to pick up a second yellow card for what could have been easily interpreted as a dive before the break.
A selection of the Twitter reaction to the red card can be seen below:
Terrible decision he hardly touched him
— tony nelson (@tonenelson77) September 16, 2019
What a joke. What’s the point of VAR?
— Louis (@Carsell30) September 16, 2019
How was that a booking?? What a joke!!
— Andy Hughes (@legendhughes29) September 16, 2019
Total joke, it was a dive
— Esports bosco (@RoscoBosco1966) September 16, 2019
Pathetic by Mike dean! Knew there would be a card with him as ref
— ????????? (@beccaaaxx_xx) September 16, 2019
Very harsh that
— Adam Bell (@AdamJacobk) September 16, 2019
Mike Dean makes sure the show is all about him again.
— Paul T ⚒ (@paultinay) September 16, 2019
Barely even a foul. Ridiculous decision.
— Geoff williams (@Dferdog1) September 16, 2019