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.
DISGRACEFUL!!! ?— Andy Carroll (@AndyTCarroll) February 4, 2014
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."
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