Anthony Taylor was right to send off Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Davy Propper against Huddersfield Town on Saturday, according to refereeing expert Dermot Gallagher.
The Netherlands international was shown a straight red card at the Amex Stadium at the weekend after a crunching challenge on Jonathan Hogg.
The Dutchman caught Town's stand-in skipper low on the shin after contesting a 50/50 ball, with replays showing the midfielder's studs making contact with Hogg.
And that view is shared with ex-Premier League official Gallagher, who claims Propper deserved to be sent from the field.
On Sky Sports' Ref Watch, the 60-year-old said: "He [Propper] has been given a red card because he has gone sideways and then caught him [Hogg] with his studs on the ankle.
"Both players slid in and I spoke to some other referees over the weekend and that was the conclusion - he got a red card because he went in with his studs showing and caught him on the ankle."