DAILY SPORTS DEBATE: Was Carroll decision correct?

Andy Carroll

Andy Carroll

First published in Sport

WEST Ham lost in their appeal to get Andy Carroll’s ban for his red card last weekend rescinded...and that is good news for the whole of football.

Whether Carroll should have been sent off against Swansea is open to debate but the facts of the matter are that he was - and they lost their appeal.

But instead of taking the decision on the chin, the Londoners only enhanced the distasteful reputation of some Premier League clubs by threatening legal action and yesterday they lost an arbitration in a bid to get the FA’s decision overturned.

That was the right result. Well done FA.

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8:22am Sat 8 Feb 14

Boleyn Boy says...

What a myopic view from an obviously ill informed hack!
The old boy network FA and their continuing idiocy are constantly undermining any chance England has of any dignity and success on the footballing world stage. Now, in order to protect their world cup referee they have given the green light for cheats like Flores (of which there are many in the PL) to ruin what's left of the (once) beautiful game!
But why attempt to even begin this half article when it is obvious that the buffoon who has "written" this opinionated drivel obviously has less than no idea of the facts and wishes to achieve nothing more than to make his/her/it's distain for Londoners known. Pathetic.
What a myopic view from an obviously ill informed hack! The old boy network FA and their continuing idiocy are constantly undermining any chance England has of any dignity and success on the footballing world stage. Now, in order to protect their world cup referee they have given the green light for cheats like Flores (of which there are many in the PL) to ruin what's left of the (once) beautiful game! But why attempt to even begin this half article when it is obvious that the buffoon who has "written" this opinionated drivel obviously has less than no idea of the facts and wishes to achieve nothing more than to make his/her/it's distain for Londoners known. Pathetic. Boleyn Boy
  • Score: 15

12:30pm Sat 8 Feb 14

A Darener says...

The only reason for this decision was that any other decision would have meant chaos in the future as every decision would have been contested in court. The fact that Carroll was innocent was irrelevant.
The only reason for this decision was that any other decision would have meant chaos in the future as every decision would have been contested in court. The fact that Carroll was innocent was irrelevant. A Darener
  • Score: 6

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