Roy Hodgson was furious at Luka Milivojevic’s red card in Crystal Palace’s 2-0 loss to Wolves – and Tony Cascarino agrees the decision was incredibly tough.
The Eagles slipped to a 2-0 defeat on Friday night, but the main topic of discussion was Milivojevic’s challenge to Joao Moutinho.
While the tackle looked dangerous in real time, reruns showed that the Serbian actually won the ball before following Moutinho’s ankle.
Nevertheless, Martin Atkinson brandished the red card after consulting the field monitor, much to the scandal of Palace boss Hodgson.
He said, “I don’t think it was a little hard, I think it was ridiculously hard because I don’t even think it was a foul.
“I said that to the referee, he knows what I’m thinking about it, but I can’t stand here and say I thought it was a foul.
“I saw him on the replay like everyone else and I see Milivojevic winning the ball and making no intention of making contact with Moutinho.”
Meanwhile, talkSPORT host Cascarino senses Hodgson’s frustration and suggests the pitch-side monitor is making tackling worse.
He said: “If you look at the pictures it looks pretty serious, but if you look at him in normal play he gets the ball back. Is this a red card? No.
“It looks worse because you can freeze a photo, but I think it’s a real effort to get the ball back.
“It’s a foul, but it’s a yellow at worst.”