NUNO ESPIRITO SANTO has been hit with a cost of improper conduct by the FA for scathing feedback he made about referee Lee Mason on December 21.
Mason really awarded Wolves a late penalty throughout their 2-1 defeat by Burnley at Turf Moor however that didn’t stop Nuno from launching right into a tirade towards the official after the ultimate whistle.
Nuno Espirito Santo launched a blistering assault on Lee Mason after Wolves’ 2-1 defeat to BurnleyCredit score: AFP
Nuno claimed Lee Mason is not match to referee within the Premier League
The incensed Portuguese head coach refused to tug his punches throughout a number of post-match interviews, claiming Mason simply wasn’t good enough to referee in the Premier League.
“I don’t prefer it, however I need to say it, the referee doesn’t have the standard to whistle a sport within the Premier League,” Nuno instructed Sky Sports activities.
“It is a downside that we knew. We already had Lee Mason earlier than.
“This isn’t in regards to the essential errors or the main selections, it’s about the best way he handles the sport.
I don’t prefer it, however I need to say it, the referee doesn’t have the standard to whistle a sport within the Premier League
Nuno Espirito Santo on Lee Mason
“The gamers get nervous. He whistles by the voices when some gamers shout.
“He doesn’t have it. So we’re speaking about the most effective competitors and clearly he doesn’t have the standard to whistle the sport.
“I instructed him I hope that he doesn’t whistle a sport involving us once more as a result of all of the video games we have now with Lee Mason it’s at all times the identical.”
He then went on to inform BBC Sport: “Soccer is a bodily sport, a sport of contact and referees taking the selections and being truthful, however the referee is just not adequate to whistle, Lee Mason is just not adequate.
“It’s about how he handles the gamers, each groups are at all times arguing the choice. He should enhance as a result of the sport requires good refereeing and good dealing with of the sport so the gamers can carry out.
“It’s his job, he has to enhance, he has to get higher. Once we noticed the nomination, we didn’t perceive it as a result of he’s some extent of distraction. He worsens the circulation of the sport.”
Nuno refused to again down and apologise for his feedback in a press convention 48 hours later.
He has till January 5 to reply to the FA’s cost.