West Ham boss still fuming at Arnautovic red card

PUBLISHED: 10:52 23 August 2017

Referee Lee Mason shows a red card to West Ham United's Marko Arnautovic during the Premier League match at St Mary's, Southampton.

Referee Lee Mason shows a red card to West Ham United's Marko Arnautovic during the Premier League match at St Mary's, Southampton.

PA Wire/PA Images

Austria international will be fined for his reckless elbow

West Ham United's Marko Arnautovic walks off after receiving a red card West Ham United's Marko Arnautovic walks off after receiving a red card

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic says that Marko Arnautovic will be fined for his red-card at Southampton on Saturday and insisted that it will never happen again.

The Austria international was sent off for elbowing Jack Stephens in the first-half of Saturday’s 3-2 defeat at St Marys and it was clear that Bilic is still angry about his actions.

“The dust has not settled,” said the boss. “We had a chat and he has said he is sorry about three or four times, he has said sorry everywhere, but you just can’t do that.”

So did Bilic get to the bottom of why his player did it? He shakes his head.

“How can he explain that,” he exclaimed. “He probably just wanted to push the guy because he has been elbowed a few minutes before. The problem was the guy leaned down a bit so he got him in the nexk which is already nasty and second, he is big, he is not Lanzini, he is massive and that gives it an extra dimension.”

But then Bilic thumped his fist on the table. “But the point is that you can’t do that, so let us not talk about how did it happen, that is irrelevant.

“The more you talk about how did it happen, the more normal it becomes.

“It happened, I am fuming still now, but no more.”

The player is now suspended for three games, but has he learned his lesson? Bilic thinks.

“He will be fined of course,” he insisted. “I am very confident that the message has got through. He regrets it, he is a bit angry at himself, so I am confident it won’t happen again.”


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford Sports News

34 minutes ago

The English Open is drawing to a close with the final taking place this afternoon

Yesterday, 18:03

Daggers boss has no complaints over 32nd minute dismissal of defender against Robins

Yesterday, 16:56

Vanarama National league: Dagenham & Redbridge 0 Wrexham 1 (Robson o.g. 90+3)

Yesterday, 14:00

Romford-based legend hoping to take a step closer towards another piece of silverware in Barnsley over the next few days

Hammers boss Bilic back under pressure as his team put in pitiful performance

Fri, 17:00

Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane wants his side to get on another impressive winning streak with two big Bostik North clashes this week.

Fri, 16:00

Latest news from local netball club

Fri, 15:00

The Daggers will host fifth place National League outfit Wrexham at Victoria Road on Saturday (3pm kick-off) and will be hoping to snap their four game winless run.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

News from your area


Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now