David Moyes has called for referees to start protecting Andy Carroll as he feels he is being wrongly accused of fouls just because of the way he plays.
In an interview with the Daily Star, the Scottish manager made the bizarre claim about the striker, who was sent off last month against Burnley for elbowing Ben Mee.
The 28-year-old striker had Watford fans screaming for a red card in his first game back after his suspension, as he caught Marvin Zeegelaar with his elbow just six seconds into the game.
However his new manager David Moyes has jumped to defend the striker, implying that Carroll is the victim in these scenarios.
“It has to stop that in every tackle Andy goes for is a foul because I don’t believe that’s true,” Moyes stated before adding, “he stays up, is hit by two people and gets zero protection.”
Carroll was eventually booked in West Ham’s 2-0 defeat courtesy of Watford, for bringing down Richarlison 30 minutes into the game.
The striker then got a further warning, as the referee gave him a talking to in the second half, but Moyes opted to sub the striker before he earned himself another yellow card.
The 6ft 4in striker has earned four cards which means he has more cards than goals this season in his eight appearances across all competitions for West Ham, as he failed to even score one goal.
The striker is available for selection by Moyes for West Ham’s next game against Leicester City on Friday night.