Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo let rip at referee Lee Mason following his side’s 2-1 defeat to Burnley last night.
The Portuguese tactician was critical of the officiating after his side were on the receiving end of strikes from Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood either side of half-time.
Quoted by Talking Wolves, Nuno told reporters after the game that he does not want to see Mason take charge of any more games for Wolves, adding that he does not possess Premier League “quality.”
Joao Moutinho was lucky not to get himself sent off after appearing to stamp on Josh Brownhill – but got away with it as VAR did not deem it to fall under the category of violent conduct.
Was Nuno right to criticise the referee?
Taking this into account, supporters were not interested in what Nuno had to say, stating that they merely deflection tactics and “excuses” after what was a poor performance from the team.
Fans slam Nuno
Deflecting from his own deficiences in this game I fear!
— Roger 🇬🇧 #BritishIndependence (@hrothgarwolf) December 21, 2020
Not an excuse
— Callum🐺 (@Callum41664370) December 21, 2020
Lee Mason wasn’t the reason we lost tonight
— Steve Handley (@stevehandley28) December 21, 2020
😂😂😂😂awful excuse https://t.co/4jlFdzETrk
— Liam (@liaamduce) December 21, 2020
He’s got no one else to blame for tonight but himself. Yes the ref was bad but the lineup and tactics was arguably worse https://t.co/Kpy2wFkHC7
— Alfie🐺 (@Alfiewwfc_) December 21, 2020
That’s it, blame the ref for a defeat that was caused completely by your own incompetency https://t.co/JqUmxQ0nBS
— cav (@WhoIsCav) December 21, 2020
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