Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 2/6/14
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 our lives. If we were mid-table we would probably get on wi...
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