For all those at Upton Park on Saturday, it may come as something of a surprise to find out that Frank Lampard's sending-off was only the second worst decision of the weekend.
Lamps was dismissed against his old club for ersatz tag-team wrestling with Luis Boa Morte, bringing back an old Saturday afternoon tradition without the aid of Big Daddy, Kendo Nagasaki or Kent Walton
The referee's assistant told referee Peter Walton (no relation) that Lampard's hand connected with Boa Morte's face and the midfielder was given a straight red card. But the only logical rationale for this was the referee's assistant had a detached retina so expect lots of column inches and probably a successful appeal.
However this was small fry to the injustice that was the dismissal of Stoke captain Andy Griffin at QPR yesterday - who saw red for diving in AND cleanly winning the ball.
And who was it brandishing the card? Yes, it was an incredible return to the limelight for Andy D'Urso. ED doesn't normally bother knocking refs (too easy, too lazy, too Sky) but we'll make an exception for Billericay's finest.
Ian Dury's song about a man from D'Urso's hometown recites that "I'm not a blinking thicky, I'm Billericay Dickie and I'm doing very well."
Mr D'Urso's career is not "doing very well".
Although the fastest backheeling referee of the modern era, thanks to the practice he received being chased by Roy Keane, Nicky Butt, David Beckham, Jaap Stam and Gary Neville for having the temerity to award a penalty at Old Trafford, the Essex official is a calamity zone.
He was dropped from the 'Select Group' of match referees by the Football Association in the summer of 2005 - presumably for being a blockhead.
And his one appearance in the Premier League this season - he was the fourth official for Fulham v Middelesbrough and then replaced the injured Lee Mason - saw his assistant deny David Healy a clear goal, presumably just to continue the D'Urso legacy.
It came to our attention over the weekend that Michael Proctor (remember him, played 21 games for Sunderland in the Premiership in 2003) is now up front for the worst team in the Football League, Wrexham.
The reason being obvious - he's not very good. So why is D'Urso still knocking around officiating high-profile Championship games?
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Avram Grant could have afforded himself a smile on Saturday evening.
After being maligned all week by all and sundry following the Carling Cup defeat, he then recalled a trio of superstars he'd left out of his starting XI at Wembley and saw them all score against the Hammers.
Not only Michael Ballack but Joe Cole and Ashley Cole were also on the scoresheet - the Israeli was on such a hot streak that he could probably have summoned George Cole from The Winchester Club to bag a brace.
However when he picked up his copy of the News of the World on Sunday to find out what Jermain Defoe had been up to with a girl called 'Giggle', he would also have found out that Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, Michael Essien and Ricardo Carvalho "will walk out" if Grant stays in charge.
True or not true - and this is the NOTW so draw your own conclusions - Grant's biggest problem is simply that he has too many players - 26 senior professionals at last count.
Even in an era of seven subs, Grant could have three players injured or suspended and still not find room in his matchday squad for the likes of Steve Sidwell, Tal Ben-Haim, Wayne Bridge, Claudio Pizarro and Salomon Kalou.
His predecessor Jose Mourinho always made a point of having a squad of 22 while Arsene Wenger only allows those eligible for a Young Person's railcard to sit on his bench for an extended period.
And Alex Ferguson has always found "good squad men", the likes of Clayton Blackmore then Phil Neville and now John O'Shea and Darren Fletcher who are quite happy to stick around and play 15 games a season for a big club knowing they are only an outbreak of diarrhea at Carrington's away from playing in a Cup final.
Grant needs more Sidwells, more Scott Sinclairs and less egos.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Kevin has got the players playing very well," Newcastle chief executive Chris Mort is still loving the work of Mr Keegan.
COMING UP: Who is in the Team of the Week - find out soon (that Agbonlahor really is quite good!)
TODAY'S TALKING POINT: What's the harshest sending off of all-time - leave your feedback with a special bonus point for anyone who has been harbouring a grudge for over 20 years.