Etherington complains about sending off decision


Matthew Etherington - Header

Matthew Etherington has described Mike Dean’s decision to send off Dean Whitehead as ‘harsh’.

Whitehead was given a second yellow card for a challenge on Luka Modric in the game which Spurs went on to win 2-1.

Spurs fans will also have taken note of Etherington’s decision to celebrate his penalty against his former side, but then again this wouldn’t have come as a surprise.

“It was definitely harsh,” Etherington told BBC Radio Stoke. “We do seem to be getting the harsh end of everything.

“The referee could use a bit of common sense and give him another chance. It’s two mistimed tackles and two bookings.”

He added: “Referees have got a hard job, especially at the Britannia Stadium, where the atmosphere’s unbelievable.

“The fans do put the referees under a lot of pressure and like the manager [Tony Pulis] has said, I think it’s a case of them wanting to stand up to it.”

Have something to tell us about this article?


  1. He’s only upset because he had £20,000 on them winning 1-0 and now some Stoke loan shark is going to come round and break his legs.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.