True enough but a handball can simply be a reflex or accidental action, especially with the current rules as we have seen. It's well over the top giving a red and a pen in such cases compared with the other things you generally need to do to get sent off.
Over the top ? Your opinion. Simple fact is the laws of the game clearly deem the offence warrants the awarding of a penalty and a red card for the offending player.
As I said above, don't handle the ball when it's on it's way into your goal. Result is no offence and no sending off.
Given that nine out of ten penalties result in a goal anyway that to me seems the most sensible option. Let the goal in and then give your team a decent chance in the rest of the game by having eleven players on the pitch instead of ten, or, in Fulham's case yesterday, nine.
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