Oh dear. Mark Hughes is so desperate to excuse his own ineptitude in the transfer market that he is blaming referee Twattenbung. Now I am no fan of the ultimate bastard in the black, but Hughes seems to forget that EIGHT West Ham players were on yellow cards, walking on egg shells thanks to Twattenbung's desperation to be the headline story, but all eight had the sense not to invite red. But not Diakite.
The tackle was unquestionably worthy of a second yellow. The goon dived in and caught the man. Given yellows were chucked around left, right and centre by the idiot in the middle, that tackle was screaming out for a red, as was Cesar's decision to give the grounded Vaz Te a shove. Instead of dispensing soft yellows like a chemist dispenses prescriptions when flu strikes, Twattenbung should have shown real balls by flashing a second red to a QPR player, leaving them without a keeper!
Hughes looks and sounds desperate. He was exposed by Woy after leaving Fulham, made to look a mug by Mancini at Man City and is now making even Warnock look good. What fun!