West Ham United midfielder Kevin Nolan, who is seemingly on a mission to singlehandedly relegate the Hammers given his penchant for trying to get sent off, has been fined £100,000 by West Ham for the costly red card that he received against Fulham in the New Year’s Day match.
Nolan has been fined two weeks wages for the second red card in four games. The footballer also risks losing his captaincy.
After the match, West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce said:
“Our captain was irresponsible. Not just today but for the future because he is suspended.
“He’s let everyone down and himself. I just don’t quite understand where he’s lost his cool and why it’s happened.
“I know their centre-half fouled him, and I also know that [referee] Mark Clattenburg didn’t give a free kick and he should have done.
“But it’s still not an excuse for what Kevin did, and he ends up getting himself sent off.”
Here are today’s world soccer news headlines:
- Kevin Nolan fined £100,000 by West Ham for costly red card against Fulham — The Mirror
- Desperate Manchester United consider record sum for Marco Reus — Süddeutsche
- West Ham claim Dutch international defender on his way to Newcastle United — Newcastle Chronicle
- Paris Saint Germain ready £30m January swoop for unhappy Chelsea star Juan Mata — Evening Standard
- Newcastle United contact Montpellier over midfield star Remy Cabella — Newcastle Chronicle
- The FA Cup third round: so much more than just a fixture problem — The Guardian
- Wayne Rooney struggling with groin problem, says David Moyes — Sky Sports
- Sunderland fans’ anger over buses plan for Newcastle derby — Shields Gazette
- Kevin De Bruyne’s agent says he wants to leave Chelsea — Sky Sports
- Vincent Tan is no pantomime villain according to Malaysian experts — The Guardian
- Michael Laudrup ‘not worried’ about relegation threat — BBC Sport
- Torquay sack manager Alan Knill — Sky Sports
- Harry Redknapp wants West Ham striker Carlton Cole at QPR — BBC Sport
- QPR gain planning permission for training ground on Warren Farm — Sky Sports
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