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Hughton fumes at “incredibly harsh” ref justice.

January 23rd, 2010 | 24 Comments |

Hughton: Ref rage.
Hughton: Ref rage.
Usually mild mannered manager, Chris Hughton, was in danger of exploding on the touchline today, as the incompetant performance of referee, Stevie Wonder James Linnington, reached it’s nadir around the 70 minute mark of the FA Cup travesty againt West Bromwhich Albion. Seconds after refusing Ameobi a penalty at one end, he then awarded a penalty AGAINST the Magpies, along with a harsh red card for scouse right back, Ryan Taylor, sending an already livid Hughton into paroxysms of rage.

In a post match interview, Hughton fumed:

“It is normal at the end of the game when you think that decisions have gone wrongly against you that some sort of anger and frustrations come out.

“The first goal, I can’t for the life of me see how a linesman can rule that over the line from where he was.

“I thought that the first penalty we conceeded was a soft one, and if the referee is going to give a soft penalty like that he has to give the two penalties that were agaist Ryan Taylor and Shola Ameobi. (more…)