Karren Brady highlights four stats which sum up West Ham's frustration with referees

Karren Brady

Karren Brady admits she feels 'paranoid' about how West Ham are treated by referees.

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has told The Sun that she feels paranoid about the club's treatment from referees this season.

The Hammers drew 3-3 with Arsenal on Saturday in an incredible game, with the Gunners racing into a 2-0 lead at Upton Park, before Andy Carroll's hat-trick put West Ham in front, only for Laurent Koscielny to grab an equaliser for Arsenal.

The result didn't do much for either side's hopes, as West Ham needed a win to push for a Champions League place, whilst Arsenal's title hopes are all but over having dropped points.

Once again though, a West Ham game was dominated by talk of refereeing decisions. Manuel Lanzini had a goal incorrectly ruled out for offside, whilst Dimitri Payet also had a goal chalked off in the second half.

That followed hot on the heels of a string of bad decisions against West Ham, with both of Chelsea's goals in the recent 2-2 draw being contentious, whilst last weekend's 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace saw Cheikhou Kouyate sent off - a decision which was later rescinded.

Before facing Arsenal, West Ham's vice-chairman Karren Brady told The Sun that she is starting to feel paranoid about the host of bad decisions the Hammers are receiving.

Brady also pointed to four main stats to underline her point; West Ham have had three red cards overturned this season having been incorrect decisions in the first place, West Ham haven't had a penalty this season, haven't been given a penalty area from home for four years, and have the fewest amount of total penalties across that time in the Premier League.

"What was frustration turns to real bitterness when I hear we have won the appeal against Cheikhou Kouyate’s red card," said Brady. "I’m beginning to get paranoid about the way West Ham are suffering from referees’ decisions and I know I shouldn’t be."

"It is the rub of the green we are told, although it feels like much more than that — almost beyond mere coincidence. We’ve had three red cards overturned this season, not a SINGLE penalty award, not an away penalty in four seasons and the lowest number of penalties in the Premier League in the same time," she added.

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