Slaven Bilic sent to stands for spiking pitchside microphone
February 11, 2017
It’s been a frustrating season for Slaven Bilic and West Ham, and when West Brom scored an equalizer against them deep into added time, Bilic released his fury by slamming a television microphone into the ground. This earned him a sending off.
The Hammers recovered from conceding in just the sixth minute, scoring twice in the second half to take a 2–1 lead on a Manuel Lanzini goal in the 86th minute that looked to be a winner. But Jonny Evans snatched a point back for the Baggies by scoring in the fourth minute of added time. This prompted Bilic to Hulk out on the microphone.
If the Football Association felt that Jose Mourinho could have “endangered people” by kicking a water bottle back in December, they might try to charge Bilic with attempted murder for this.