West Ham United’s Mark Noble may’ve gotten a bogus red card, but his teammates should’ve shown more class in their reaction to the call.
That’s the takeaway from Wednesday’s ruling by the Football Association, which overturned Noble’s red card for a late tackle on Liverpool’s Danny Ings.
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The tackle came after the whistle, but Noble had already begun his sliding effort when the play was stopped. And he got the ball with the bottom off his foot, only skidding into the Ings near the edge of the 18.
After the match, Noble said it was a tackle that happens “10 times a game” and that he felt it didn’t even deserve a yellow card.
The FA agreed, but noted in its charge against the Hammers that Slaven Bilic’s side failed to control its players in their angry response to the card.