NUNO ESPIRITO SANTO has copped a £25,000 superb from the FA for overtly criticising referee Lee Mason following defeat at Burnley.
Wolves went down 2-1 at Turf Moor on December 21 and afterwards the incensed Portuguese head coach refused to pull his punches throughout a collection of explosive post-match interviews.
Nuno Espirito Santo launched a blistering assault on Lee Mason after Wolves’ 2-1 defeat by BurnleyCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
The Portuguese head coach was fined £25,000 after claiming Lee Mason is not match to referee within the Prem
“I don’t prefer it, however I have to say it, the referee doesn’t have the standard to whistle a recreation within the Premier League,” Nuno informed Sky Sports activities.
“This can be a downside that we knew. We already had Lee Mason earlier than.
“This isn’t in regards to the essential errors or the most important selections, it’s about the best way he handles the sport.
“The gamers get nervous. He whistles by the voices when some gamers shout.
I don’t prefer it, however I have to say it, the referee doesn’t have the standard to whistle a recreation within the Premier League
Nuno Espirito Santo On Lee Mason
“He doesn’t have it. So we’re speaking about one of the best competitors and clearly he doesn’t have the standard to whistle the sport.
“I informed him I hope that he doesn’t whistle a recreation involving us once more as a result of all of the video games we now have with Lee Mason it’s all the time the identical.”
He then went on to inform BBC Sport: “Soccer is a bodily recreation, a recreation of contact and referees taking the choices and being truthful, however the referee shouldn’t be ok to whistle, Lee Mason shouldn’t be ok.
“It’s about how he handles the gamers, each groups are all the time 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.
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“It’s his job, he has to enhance, he has to get higher. After we noticed the nomination, we didn’t perceive it as a result of he’s some extent of distraction. He worsens the circulate of the sport.”
Nuno refused to again down and apologise for his feedback in a press convention 48 hours later.
Along with the superb, the FA has warned him about his future conduct.