Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway has apparently accused referees of favouriting certain clubs after Tottenham were awarded a penalty.
Holloway is not just unhappy about the penalty decision, but he is also bitter and claims that Nacer Chadli fouled Stephen Dobbie in the build-up.
He seems to have ignored the fact that we should have had a blatant penalty when Paulinho was brought down in the area but referee Mark Clattenburg waved away the appeal. Holloway went in to ref’s office after the game to remonstrate with him and was hilariously made to wait 38 minutes before Clattenburg would see him.
“It’s going to be a long, hard season for me with these people [referees],” Holloway told the BBC.
“I had this with Blackpool. Certain clubs get fouls and others don’t.”
“I’ve got to learn what a foul is because I thought Chadli deliberately body-checked Dobbie, smashed him down, and ran off with the ball.
“If the referee didn’t see that, the assistant should have. You have to ask if he’s good enough if he didn’t see that. I don’t see how he can miss it.
“A minute and a half later, we’re arguing over whether it was deliberate handball.”
“I don’t understand how it was a penalty, or how Moxey could have got out of the way of it,” added the former Leicester, QPR and Bristol Rovers boss.
“Do I think I would have got that at Tottenham? No I don’t.
“Tottenham will feel decisions like that if they play Man United.
“I just want a bit of fairness. I want a foul like anyone else would have got one. I’ve got a horrible taste in my mouth after that.”
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