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'DISGRACEFUL!!!': Andy Carroll tweets after FA dismiss red card appeal by the West Ham striker, meaning he misses crucial relegation clashes with Aston Villa, Norwich and Southampton

The England striker lashed out at Chico Flores in the 2-0 win over Swansea

West Ham striker Andy Carroll has quickly let his feelings be known after the FA dismissed his appeal for the red card he received against Swansea.

Carroll simply wrote: "DISGRACEFUL!!!" on Twitter as news broke that he would serve a three match ban.

It means the England international will now miss crucial relegation clashes against Aston Villa, Norwich and Southampton.

The 25-year-old England forward was sent off by referee Howard Webb following a tussle with Swansea's Chico Flores, having set up both of Kevin Nolan's goals as the Hammers picked up just their fifth Premier League win of the season.

Flores clearly over-reacted to the contact with Carroll's arm, however the FA believe Webb was right to dismiss Carroll.



It will come as a huge blow for the relegation threatened Hammers and will be particular frustrating considering Carroll has only just returned from long-term injury.

The red card was the fifth shown to a West Ham player this season, ensuring they have the worst record in the Premier League.

The Football Association clarified the reasoning behind the decision not to overturn Webb's decision in a short statement on its official website.

"As stated in the Rules and Regulations of The FA, an Independent Regulatory Commission must apply the test of whether the decision to dismiss a player was 'an obvious error'," it read.

"The decision of an Independent Regulatory Commission in relation to a claim of wrongful dismissal is final and binding on all parties and is not subject to appeal."