West Ham United co-owner David Gold believes the FA should rescind Fernando Forestieri’s red card after the Italian was controversially sent off for an alleged dive, he wrote on Twitter.
Yet Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal was incensed at the full-whistle, not with the result, but with the referee after he sent off Forestieri for a second bookable offence for diving in injury time.
Replays showed defender Michael Dawson clearly caught the Owls’ favourite and thus fouled him, yet the referee saw it differently and now Forestieri will go on to serve a one-game suspension.
Having his say on Twitter, West Ham co-owner David Gold has pleaded with the FA to reverse the decision as replays clearly show that the officials made a controversial error.
Sheffield v Hull. FA you now know the ref made a mistake. You have watch the replay and you know is wasn't a dive. rescind this decision. dg— David Gold (@davidgold) 26 de febrero de 2016
Forestieri was just coming back after serving a one-game ban for a dismissal in the recent 1-0 defeat at Preston North End, with his absence sorely missed in the draw with Queens Park Rangers.
The former Watford man has without doubt been he Yorkshire side’s outstanding player this season, bagging a number of important goals as Carvalhal’s side push for a place in the top six.
Should the FA stand by their decision, Forestieri will miss next weekend’s all-important Yorkshire derby with Neil Warnock’s Rotherham United at Hillsborough.
Wednesday's draw leaves them in sixth position in the table, still in contention for promotion to the Premier League and the chance to meet the Hammers next season at the Olympic Stadium.