By Keith Hackett

10th Nov, 2021 | 7:00am

Ex-Fifa referee: Premier League will be fuming over Aston Villa star Hause at key meeting after source reveals all

Aston Villa defender Kortney Hause will be the subject of the PGMOL board’s next meeting.

That is the view of the former head of the PGMOL and ex-Fifa and Premier League referee Keith Hackett, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the Premier League were inundated with calls about Hause.

He avoided a red card for a clear forearm smash on Pablo Fornals in Villa’s 4-1 loss to West Ham last month.

A source told Football Insider (November 2) the Premier League fielded calls from clubs demanding to know why he was not sent off for the incident.

“This, ultimately, is down to the quality of officiating,” Hackett told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

“Understand that the PGMOL and its board is made up of the EFL, the Premier League and the FA.

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“I have no doubt at the next board meeting, the Premier League have a right to seek clarification from the boss of the PGMOL, Mike Riley, as to why no action was taken.

“The informal route is for the Premier League to pick the phone up and say ‘Look, we’ve come under a bit of pressure here’ and speak to Mike Foster, the former secretary of the Premier League and the chairman of the PGMOL. So there are sufficient lines of communication to express concern.

“I was always proactive on these matters. I’d be asking the team of officials from that match to supply me with their observations and then I’d examine as to whether there was a breakdown in communication, a breakdown in authority or it was just poor officiating.

“That’s the decision where I can say ‘I’m unhappy with what you did, you’re not going to get a match this week’.”

In other news, Aston Villa are to hold John Terry talks as Christian Purslow steps up the new manager hunt.