After Soucek unintentionally caught Mitrovic with his arm late in West Ham’s 0-0 draw with Fulham, Dean was instructed to review the incident and eventually decided to send the Hammers’ man off.
will certainly appeal the red card as Slow-motion replays tend to make things look worse than in real-time. However, if
appeal fails, he will miss
FA Cup clash at
, as well as Premier League matches against
The 25-year-old midfielder wrote on his Twitter: "
I spoke with Aleksandar Mitrovic in and after the game and he said to me that our duel was fair, I thank him for that. Unfortunately, the referee had different opinion.
"Anyone who knows me knows i would never mean harm to another player. I am sorry for this moment in the otherwise great season. Really nice fair play moment from Aleksandar."
"It was an accidental coming together, which to give someone a red card for is an embarrassing decision. I am embarrassed that the VAR asked him to look at it, it was a simple accident and we should just get on with the game.
"I am disappointed. The referees can easily put a stop to this by saying we are not going to react to screaming or give soft free kicks but they seem to be frightened to say no."
told Sky Sports:
"He [Aleksandar Mitrovic] made a bit too much of it. It's frustrating to lose Tomas Soucek. He's a massive player for us. A huge loss."
On the other end,
said regarding the incident:
"It probably was a bit harsh and the game is becoming very sterile.
"I don't think it was a sending off but that's the way the game is going."
was the sixth player that
showed a red card to in 15 Premier League matches he refereed this season.