Nigel Reo-Coker has urged The Football Association to allow Hayden Mullins to play for West Ham in the FA Cup final.
Mullins is currently due to miss out on the showpiece event through suspension after being sent off on Wednesday against Liverpool.
Reo-Coker believes Mullins should be allowed to play at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium and not be punished for a 'silly moment of madness'.
"It is unbelievable what happened to Hayden. Hopefully The FA will make a good decision because there was not much in it," said Reo-Coker.
"It was just a little moment of madness between both players. The FA Cup final is probably the biggest game some of us play during our career.
"Hayden has been an important member throughout our campaign and I think it is only fair if The FA make the right decision and help him.
"He has been unbelievable for the team this season and one of the unsung heroes in the side. I would be so devastated if he misses the final.
"It shows how easy your emotions can change in this game. We were on such a high after the semi-final win. I just hope he can play in the final."