Crystal Palace coach Hodgson criticized the new handball rules after the 1-2 loss to Everton.
In this game, Crystal Palace defender Ward sent a handball. This penalty caused dissatisfaction with coach Hodgson.
Hodgson said: "I think the new handball rules are absurd. I can't understand why everyone will allow this rule to take effect. This is undoubtedly ruining the football game. There is no doubt."
"Now I can't understand what handball is and what is not handball. It's ridiculous. I don't want to profit or lose because of this rule."