Roy Hodgson describes Christian Benteke’s red card in West Ham as “ridiculous” after the striker received two yellows for catching players with his arm in dogfights – as the Crystal Palace boss insists such decisions “that Ruin the game “.
Roy Hodgson described Christian Benteke’s red card at West Ham as “ridiculous” and claimed that such decisions would ruin the game.
Sebastien Haller’s spectacular strike saved West Ham a 1-1 draw after Benteke put Crystal Palace in the lead in the first half.
But Benteke was shown two yellow cards for two identical offenses when he caught Angelo Ogbonna and Tomas Soucek with his trailing arm as he rose to the header.
Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke (R) was sent off after catching Tomas Soucek in the arm
He had already been booked for a similar challenge against Angelo Ogbonna during the air battle
Roy Hodgson described Beneke