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FA action against Andy Carroll would be highly unfair, maintains Bilic

By Andy Sims

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic insists striker Andy Carroll does not deserve an FA charge for his comments about referee Jon Moss following Sunday's controversial draw at Leicester.

Carroll gave away a disputed late penalty as Leicester battled back for a point. Carroll claimed afterwards he felt Moss had tried to 'even things up', having earlier sent off Foxes striker Jamie Vardy and given West Ham a penalty from which he scored.

The FA have charged Vardy for his reaction to the red card, but have yet to announce whether Carroll will be punished.

Speaking ahead of his side's home clash against Watford, Bilic said: "Would disciplinary action be unfair? Yes. Andy said what he said straight after the game, you are hot, you are disappointed - he was in that tackle which gave the penalty away.

"But there was nothing in it for him to face a fine. From the comments I read and heard, mine were the most sympathetic towards the referee. It was hard for him. We or the FA should find a way to ease their job."

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