West Ham manager, Slaven Bilic, has announced that the Hammers won’t be appealing Cheikhou Kouyate’s red card because they’re ‘fed up’ with having to do it… okay then.

The midfielder slid in for a challenge on Crystal Palace’s Dwight Gayle during the Hammers’ 2-2 draw with the Eagles. Referee Mark Clattenburg showed a red and club chairman, David Gold, confirmed they would be appealing after the match.

However, it appears the manager, Bilic, has other ideas and won’t be.

“Will we appeal? I am fed up with appealing,” he said.

“But make no mistake, I am very disappointed. 

“This is the fourth time that this has happened. But we will go on fighting until the end of the season.”

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LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 02: Cheikhou Kouyate of West Ham United is shown a red card by referee Mark Clattenburg during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Crystal Palace at the Boleyn Ground on April 2, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

The Hammers’ boss is clearly disgruntled by yet another red card. However, if it’s so blatantly not warranted, why not at least try to appeal?

The red card means Kouyate misses the clash with Arsenal on Saturday at Upton Park and as a main starter for the Irons, it’s sure to be a loss for a team who have actually performed incredibly well so far this season. They current sit in sixth place in the Premier League table, just three points behind the top four.