Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Micky Hazard has taken to Twitter to share his thoughts after the 2-1 defeat at Burnley.
Hazard was critical of referee Mike Dean and his assistants for their poor performance at Turf Moor.
Burnley’s opening goal came courtesy of a mistake from the match day officials when they awarded a corner to the Clarets even though replays suggested the corner the goal came from should not have been awarded as the ball was shown to come off Burnley’s Jeff Hendrick as he challenged with Jan Vertonghen.
Chris Wood rose to head home Dwight McNeil’s subsequent inswinging corner to the fury of Mauricio Pochettino.
Although Hazard highlighted the fact that Tottenham did not perform well during the game, he blasted Dean by highlighting the fact that referees are paid more than ever, he believes the standard of refereeing is at an all-time low.
He also suggested the fact that no English referees were chosen to officiate in last summer’s World Cup could be down to poor displays by the men in black could be the reason why.
Forget Mike Dean and the nightmare he had today, we didn’t play well. It’s deeper than Mike Dean, the standard of refereeing in our country is at an all time low, they get paid more than ever yet are poor. They need to ask why none were selected for World Cup, tells a story hey
— Micky Hazard (@1MickyHazard) February 23, 2019
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