Richard Keys posts controversial message on Twitter after West Ham United midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate's red-card is overturned

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Cheikhou Kouyate was sent off for West Ham United against Crystal Palace.

Richard Keys has suggested that teams should no longer be allowed to appeal refereeing decisions, after West Ham United Cheikhou Kouyate’s red card was overturned.

Kouyate was conterovsially sent off during West Ham’s match against Crystal Palace last weekend by Mark Clattenburg.

Kouyate went into a strong challenge on a Palace player during the contest, and Clatterburg decided that the tackle merited a red card.

The decision appeared very harsh at the time, and West Ham were quick to launch an appeal which has proved successful.

Kouyate will no longer be banned for the Hammers’ upcoming matches, but Keys feels that Clattenburg’s authority has no been undermined.

The fact that Kouyate’s red card was rescinded will be scant consolation for West Ham, as it still contributed to them throwing away two points against Palace.

The Hammers had been leading 2-1 when Kouyate was dismissed, but Palace fought back with their numerical advantage and claimed an important point.

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