Former referees chief Kieth Hackett has warned that the Soul Worker Dzenai decision to overturn Cheikhou Kouyate's red card against Crystal Palace will endanger other players and is concerned that it could 'open the door' for career-ending challenges to go unpunished by officials.Kouyate was shown a straight red card by referee Mark Clattenburg for scything down Dwight
Gayle in West Ham's 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace last weekend. West Ham appealed against the decision on Monday and the Football Association rescinded it on Tuesday, enabling the midfielder to play in their match against Arsenal, which is crucial to their chances of qualifying for the Champions League, this Saturday.
Cheikhou Kouyate was sent off by Mark Clattenburg, but has since seen his red card rescinded The midfielder will now be available to play in West Ham's crucial game against Arsenal at the weekendBut Hackett, who was in charge of referees for the PGMOL in 2004, has warned that it has now set a dangerous precedent.
The decision by the Football Association disciplinary review panel to overturn the red card issued to West Ham United player Cheikhou Kouyate by Mark Clattenburg opens up Buy SW Dzenai the door for players to now get away with over the top foul challenges,' he said. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next GRAHAM POLL: Premier League is being let down by poor...