West Ham Deputy Chairman Karren Brady denounces Premier League referee as ‘the worst I’ve ever seen’

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Karren Brady denounces Premier League referee as ‘the worst I’ve ever seen’ after West Ham withdrew another red card … while Vice President insists Fabian Balbuena and Tomas Soucek berate the VAR for not helping officials

  • Karren Brady has ruined the level of referees in the Premier League
  • The West Ham chief says the lead is the worst she’s ever seen
  • Fabian Balbuena was sent off against Chelsea, but his red card was withdrawn
  • Tomas Soucek also had a dropout earlier in the campaign

Karren Brady has reached the standard of referees in the Premier League after West Ham had another red card withdrawn this week.

Fabian Balbuena was sent off against Chelsea by referee Chris Kavanagh after inadvertently catching left-back Ben Chilwell with his studs after a clearance on the field.

Kavanagh did not originally clap for a foul, but the incident was brought to his attention by VAR and he opted to paint the center-back a straight red after watching footage on the on-field monitor.

Karren Brady has knocked down Premier League referees as the worst she’s ever seen

The West Ham chief responded that the club had withdrawn Fabian Balbuena's red card

The West Ham chief responded that the club had withdrawn Fabian Balbuena’s red card

But Balbuena had his ban lifted after a successful appeal from the club and will now be available for Monday’s game against Burnley.

A similar incident occurred earlier in the season when Tomas Soucek’s red card was also withdrawn from Fulham.

Hammers’ chief Brady used her column in The sun to aim for the top flight leadership level and insisted that VAR did not help those in charge of the game.

Balbuena was sent off for catching Chelsea's Ben Chilwell after clearing the ball across the field

Balbuena was sent off for catching Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell after clearing the ball across the field

She wrote: ‘The Stockley Park crowd, blinking in front of a series of screens, may get more offside, although, god knows, they often do to the anger of people who don’t feel like arms or shirt sleeves. concerned.

The referee himself has been bad this season, possibly the worst I’ve seen in the Premier League.

No doubt there will be statistics to prove me wrong, but subjectively I can’t remember for a moment when the whistle was so out of line with the game.

“VAR has been sold to us as a way to perfect decisions. These two red cards alone proved otherwise: it wasn’t until the referees were asked to look at the screen that broadcasts even seemed a possibility. ‘

Tomas Soucek also received a red card for a similar incident earlier in the campaign

Tomas Soucek also received a red card for a similar incident earlier in the campaign

West Ham boss David Moyes also criticized the decision to dismiss Balbuena after the game.

He told Sky Sports: ‘I think it is a decision of someone who has never played the game before.

Where should Balbuena plant his foot? If they think that’s a red card, the same card a few minutes later between Coufal and Rudiger is a similar challenge. They didn’t do anything about it.

‘You have someone who doesn’t know the game. He kicks through the ball, and there is not a minute of malice in there. It’s a nonsense decision. ‘

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