Harry Redknapp has hit out at referee Howard Webb and the Tottenham boo boys.
Spurs were held to a 1-1 draw against Sunderland at White Hart Lane on Tuesday night.Â Redknapp was unhappy with Webb’s decision to book David Bentley for diving in the box when the midfielder went down under a challenge from Boudewijn Zenden inside the box.
He said: “It was a penalty, a blatant penalty, wasn’t it? I just watched the replay of it.
“How he (Webb) can book him…
“He’s not got anything against Tottenham or anybody else but it’s how he saw it.
“I’ve never been one for criticising referees; it’s never been my game.
“But it was a blatant penalty tonight.
“If you get the penalty, it could make a big difference.”
He added when asked about the boos from the home fans on the final whistle: “What have they got to moan about? What they see here and what they’ve seen here.
“We couldn’t have done any more tonight; we couldn’t have tried any harder.”
He continued: “At the end of the day, you’ve got (Aaron) Lennon, you’ve got (Jermain) Defoe, you’ve got (Ledley) King and you’ve got (Michael) Dawson – you’ve got key players missing.
“I couldn’t come in and say we were crap or we didn’t play well.
“We worked our socks off.”
And in a jibe laced with irony, he said of the supporters: “They’ve had it so good over the years, you see.
“When you keep winning league championships every year, you get upset when you don’t win.”
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