Presenter Dan Lawless has slammed Michael Oliver for sending off Craig Dawson in West Ham United’s recent defeat.
In the Premier League this weekend, the Hammers travelled to play Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. In the end, the match was settled by a late winner from Christian Pulisic, but the game faced a highly controversial moment before that.
Indeed, Romelu Lukaku had snuck past Dawson in the penalty box only to be pulled down by the defender. Oliver awarded the penalty and initially gave a yellow card only for VAR to intervene.
The referee then proceeded to change the card to a red one and send Dawson off to an early shower. Jorginho then actually missed his penalty, but Pulisic netted the winner shortly after.
Did Craig Dawson deserve a red card for his foul?
In the aftermath, though, Lawless vented his anger at Oliver for the decision to send the player off. He took to Twitter to say: “Michael Oliver is a disgrace, first the actual pull was outside the box second there’s not enough in that for a red card, Lukaku was never scoring.
“Also double jeopardy???”