Many Crystal Palace are fuming with the officials after they sent off Christian Benteke in the 1-1 draw against London Rivals West Ham.
The striker scored for the Eagles, and it meant he has now scored three goals in his last three games (Transfermarkt). However he received two yellow cards during the match when going up for headers. The referee David Coote believed that the Belgian was leading with his arms and believed it to be dangerous play.
Despite his anger at the decision, Hodgson will be happy to see that the South London side managed to hold on for the draw.
It will be very frustrating to see the forward be suspended though, as he has linked up very well with Wilfried Zaha and Eberechi Eze lately, and him being unavailable to face reigning champions Liverpool will be a big blow.
Here is how Palace fans reacted following the incident:
What a terrible ref
— PrinceAyew (@PrinceAyew1) December 16, 2020
Ref is an absolute joke
— Paul Nicoll 👨🏻🦰 (@PaulNicoll11) December 16, 2020
This ref needs his eyes checking man, joke that
— Adam Sunderland (@adam_sunderland) December 16, 2020
— Joe Crook (@Joecrook1) December 16, 2020
Ref killed the game…
— Wayne (@BeardedMaestro1) December 16, 2020
Never a red card ridiculous
— Alex Westry (@alex_westry) December 16, 2020
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