Pontus Jansson got a one-match ban for saying that Leeds were “robbed” and swearing on live TV. Charlie Austin says that the refs cost Southampton two points, and nothing.
Charlie Austin escapes FA punishment for referee outburst - a month after Pontus Jansson lands one-match ban for "robbery" comment:https://t.co/kvzZDy7JAU— Leeds United News (@LeedsUnitedYEP) November 15, 2018
Austin said after the match between Southampton and Watford FC, in regards to the refereeing:
It’s ridiculous. They shouldn’t be in the game. They get a point. We scored a perfectly good goal to make it 2-0 and the game is done and dusted. We won the game but the officials cost us two points.
They said it was offside. They said it hit Maya but it didn’t. I hit it twice. It hit me and bobbed up. That’s why it’s done Foster. It’s a joke.
You go on about VAR this and VAR that, help the officials out. Clearly they need help.
That’s not significantly different than saying, as Jansson did, that the referees robbed Leeds, but hey, the FA hates Leeds. So whatever.
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