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West Ham to appeal Adrian dismissal

Filed: Monday, 17th August 2015
By: Staff Writer

Calamity referee Anthony Taylor's latest gaffe is set to be scrutinised by the FA - after it was revealed that West Ham are expected to appeal against his decision to dismiss goalkeeper Adrian.

Despite there being no malicious intent in Adrian's challenge on Jamie Vardy, the under-fire match official opted to dismiss West Hams' first choice 'keeper in the third minute of added-on time at the end of Saturday's 2-1 defeat against Leicester.

And despite Slaven Bilic suggesting during his post-match press conference that West Ham were unlikely to appeal, it is understood that the club have had a change of heart with view to overturning Taylor's rash and nonsensical decision.

Taylor is of course no stranger to controversy where West Ham are concerned. in December 2012 he was booed off by home fans after dismissing both Carlton Cole and Everton's Darren Gibson for dangerous play (both red cards were overturned upon appeal).

Then, in April 2014, Taylor -who hails from Wythenshawe in Greater Manchester - incensed home fans again after awarding two soft penalties to Liverpool in a 2-1 home defeat; decisions that swung the game in the visitors' favour.

Speaking back in January, former referees' chief Keith Hackett slammed Taylor after a substandard performance at Swansea.

"Garry Monk, manager of Swansea City, must wonder why his team is on the end of so many bad decisions this season after watching Anthony Taylor produce a well below-par performance," wrote Hackett.

"Robert Green was well outside his penalty area when he handled the ball. It was a deliberate act that denied an obvious goal scoring opportunity. How could a red card not have been produced? It is just not acceptable to get such an easy decision so wrong.

"In the closing minutes of the game Wayne Routledge was the victim of a clear reckless challenge committed with excessive force and endangering his safety. QPR player Karl Henry should have received a red card. However, Routledge got off the floor to show his disapproval of the challenge and then, to his amazement, was dismissed.

"Swansea City submitted another appeal and the card was overturned. Well done, FA. Now [PGMOL chief] Mr Riley, I suggest you find Mr Taylor a 4th official role for his next four appointments. He needs to understand the gravity of his error."

In addition to his dismissal of Adrian, Taylor was also panned for missing a clear penalty in favour of Diafra Sakho when he was checked by Kasper Schmeichel in the first half.

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