Slaven Bilic was sent out for furious protests on the field at Mike Dean in West Brom’s defeat at Everton
Slaven Bilic SENT for furious on-field protests at Mike Dean after Kieran Gibbs’ red card at Everton … but BT Sport pundits Owen Hargreaves and Joe Cole defend West Brom boss
- Slaven Bilic was sent off by Mike Dean after facing the referee on the field
- Dean showed Kieran Gibbs a red card after an off-the-ball incident at Everton
- The officer on duty angered West Brom’s boss, who entered the field at recess
- But BT Sport pundits have defended Bilic’s right to protest West Brom’s defeat
West Brom boss Slaven Bilic received a red card from referee Mike Dean during the heavy defeat of his team against Everton.
Bilic was left angered by the departure of surrounding Kieran Gibbs after an off-the-ball incident with James Rodriguez, and protested to Dean when the players left the field.
But despite his furious outburst and running up the field to face Dean at recess – in violation of the rules of the game – BT Sport pundits Joe Cole and Owen Hargreaves have defended him, believing he had every right to the man. in the match. center about his decision-making.
Slaven Bilic got a red card for a fierce half-time fight in the loss at Everton
West Brom’s boss came onto the court at recess to discuss an incident with Mike Dean
Bilic was annoyed by the dispatch of the officers around Kieran Gibbs for violent behavior
Slaves Bilic: Check the error, check the red card. Now that it’s done, you can kill us too.
Mike Dean: Go away, you go away.
Slaves Bilic: So I can’t talk to you? I can’t talk to you?
After the game, Cole even said: “As a referee you have to understand people. He should have said, “Look Slaves, I’m sorry, I can’t talk now you have to go” and his whole way of doing things would have changed. But instead, he tried to chill him, shook him off, and walked away. I personally blame Mike Dean for that situation. ‘
The newcomers to the Premier League had given a fantastic story about themselves during the first half at Goodison Park, but lost 2-1 after James Rodriguez’s first goal in English football.
Gibbs soon allowed his frustrations to get the better of him and was caught in front of the camera shoving the Colombian playmaker in the face as the action continued around them.
His red card visibly angered Bilic on the sidelines, and the 52-year-old immediately went to Dean to openly express his disagreement with the penalty.
Check the error, check the red card. Now that it’s done, you could kill us too, ”you heard Bilic urging the camera.
“Go away, you go away,” Dean replied, pointing to another exasperated member of Bilic’s coaching staff.
‘So I can’t talk to you? I can’t talk to you? Bilic asked as the three officers walked toward the tunnel.
Bilic was sent to the stands after asking Referee Dean to check the foul on James Rodriguez
Bilic may face a sideline ban after the feud and was limited to watching from the stands – wearing a face mask – as Everton eased to a 5-2 win.
Hargreaves and Cole, however, have supported the tactician’s right to protest.
“I think he has the right to ask the question,” Hargreaves urged BT Sport. He says check the error, check the red card.
He didn’t swear, he wasn’t rude. I think he just wanted to know. I’m not sure he deserved to be sent away. ‘
Owen Hargreaves and Joe Cole defended Bilic’s right to protest BT Sport decision
Cole added: “I think Mike lost his cool a little bit there, but he has ample right to do it. Passionate game, Slaves is just coming.
“You can understand the frustration, he set up his team so well in the first half and it killed him in three incidents.”
Dominic Calvert-Lewin plundered two more goals after the break to complete a great hat-trick, leaving West Brom scoreless in the top flight after their first two games.