Lord Sugar makes accusation against referee during Spurs v Leicester

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Dom Le Roy

Lord Sugar took to Twitter after Tottenham Hotspur were denied a stonewall penalty during the first half against Leicester City.

Heung-min Son was brought down in the Foxes penalty area by defender Harry Maguire. His heavy first touch saw him outstretch his leg which made contact with the South Korean and saw him go to ground.

Instead of pointing to the penalty spot, referee Michael Oliver showed Son a yellow card for simulation and the player could not believe the decision.

Sugar was left to accuse Oliver of playing for Leicester following the incident.

It has certainly been one of the worst refereeing performances in the top flight for a considerable period of time. If FA chiefs have any sort of testicular fortitude, Oliver will be officiating a game in the Football League next week.

If Liverpool’s Mo Salah had been in Son’s shoes, we all know what the decision would have been.

Oliver later awarded Leicester a soft penalty, only for justice to be served when Lloris saved Vaardy’s effort.

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  1. I agree with his comments. I like Oliver but this was the worst game I have seen him referee.

    He didn’t award Spurs a free kick until the 52nd minute. When have you ever seen that in a PL match before. It’s not as if Leicester didn’t foul us during those 52 minutes.

    Sonny was tripped (whether deliberately or not is immaterial) by Maguire. Maguire pushed Sanchez in the back when Sanchez scored (who know…if he didn’t push Sanchez…he might not have scored).

    The penalty against us was pretty soft also…great save by Hugo who played an excellent game. For me, Hugo was the MOTM not Eriksen.

    Rose was fouled in the penalty area also IMHO although even that was softer than the Sonny incident.

  2. Michael Oliver’s officiating was so inconsistent it almost seemed bias towards Spurs.
    Normally, I respect officials decisions. However, this game was way out of line.
    It seemed every time Spurs challenged for a ball a foul was awarded Leicester.
    Again soft and shoulder to shoulder challenges. I invite him to review the game?!
    See for himself.
    Fortune would have Lloris save the penalty because the decision was incorrect, not a penalty.
    Have a nice day Mr. Oliver.


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