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West Ham's co-owner David Gold says the club are seeking "legal redress" over Andy Carroll's red card because they have no alternative.
The Hammers want the Football Association to take the case to an arbitration panel after referee Howard Webb's decision to send off the striker after a clash with Swansea defender Chico Flores was upheld by a three-man FA appeal's body.
Carroll is now facing a three-match ban which will see him miss West Ham's trip to Aston Villa on Saturday, as well as home fixtures with Norwich and Southampton.
Gold believes Carroll's suspension could mean the difference between relegation and top-flight survival.
"We are hugely disappointed at the outcome of the process," said Gold.
"There is nowhere to go other than to seek some kind of legal redress. It's not ideal, the last thing I want to do is going to some kind of legal issue because I think it is a footballing issue.
"But we are fighting for o...
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West Ham striker Andy Carroll has lost his appeal against the red card shown to him in their 2-0 victory over Swansea on Saturday.
Carroll was dismissed after he was adjudged to have deliberately caught Swansea defender Chico Flores with a flailing arm. But the Football Association has rejected the appeal and Carroll will now be unavailable to manager Sam Allardyce as he serves...
West Ham striker Andy Carroll will serve a three-match suspension, starting immediately, after an independent arbitration tribunal dismissed a legal challenge by the club against the Football Association's decision to uphold the player's red card.
The Hammers are unhappy that the England international's ban - a consequence of his dismissal against Swansea last week after...
West Ham United have been dealt a blow by The FA’s decision to let the three match ban against Andy Carroll stand, despite the club threatening legal action and taking the matter to high court.
Sam Allardyce and West Ham owners David Sullivan and David Gold were hopeful that The FA would overturn its decision to give Carroll a three match ban. With the striker missing most of the...
West Ham striker Andy Carroll's three-match ban for being sent off in the 2-0 win over Swansea has been upheld by the Football Association.
The Hammers forward got his marching orders for swinging an arm out at Chico Flores but contact appeared minimal with the Spanish defender clearly making the most of the incident.
The east-London club were quick to appeal against Howard...
West Ham striker Andy Carroll will serve a three-match ban after a Football Association arbitration panel ruled the initial decision […]
The Football Association have agreed to an arbitration hearing with West Ham United on Friday over Andy Carroll’s red card […]
Swansea defender Chico Flores has hit back at social media taunts over his part in West Ham striker Andy Carroll’s […]