Mullins wants to appeal
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
West Ham's Hayden Mullins says he wants to appeal his red card against Brighton.West Ham United midfielder Hayden Mullins says he is considering an appeal to his sending off against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.
The former Crystal Palace player was sent off in the latter stages of West Ham's 1-0 home defeat to The Seagulls after reacting angrily to a rash challenge from Brighton's Adam Virgo.
Mullins was involved in an altercation with Virgo after being on the receiving end of the challenge, with match referee Paul Armstrong showing the West Ham player a red card for allegedly throwing punches at his Brighton opponent.
Virgo was also dismissed for his bad tackle on Mullins, but the West Ham player is upset that his actions could hand him a three-match ban.
"The referee said he sent me off for throwing punches, but I didn't do that," claims Mullins.
"I felt I took a bad tackle and I reacted - maybe I shouldn't have.
"I'll have to talk to the gaffer (Alan Pardew) about appealing.
"If this stands, it's a three-match ban and that's pretty harsh for a bit of handbags."
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