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Schneiderlin should have been sent off - Hammers boss Allardyce
6:48pm Sunday 15th September 2013 in Sport
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce insisted Morgan Schneiderlin should have been sent off this afternoon for a two-footed lunge on Mohamed Diame.
After the 0-0 draw at St Mary’s, he said: "We feel a bit disappointed that Schneiderlin is still on the pitch - we didn't even get a free kick - because it's a two-footed challenge.
"(With) two-footed challenges, we have been told by everyone in the referees' department from Mike Riley down, there is no other choice but a straight red - this one we didn't even get a free kick.
"I can't for the life of me (understand) - Andre (Marriner) is such an experienced referee now, how he didn't see that.
"For me that was a disappointment. It's in the end kept them with 11 men on the field which the law was supposed to be they should only have had 10 men which would have given us a better chance of winning.
"But I'm happy with a point. I can't affect what the referees do, it's not my job."
Schneiderlin felt he had not committed a poor challenge.
“I need to see the image again but at that moment I didn't think I had done anything wrong,” he claimed.
"I didn't have the feeling at the time that it was bad, I am not a player who commits those kind of fouls.
"If I touched him in any way I apologise but I have not the feeling that I did anything wrong."
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