Many Sheffield Wednesday were not happy with referee David Webb after he showed Josh Windass a red card during their Championship clash against Preston North End.
The Owls were down to 10 men midway through the first half after just 17 minutes as Windass appeared to strike Joe Rafferty in the chest with the studs of his boot.
Wednesday were rooted to the bottom of the Championship before this afternoon’s proceedings and were of course desperately looking to turn their fortunes around after Tony Pulis took to the dugout for his first match in charge.
But Windass’ first-half sending off did not help their cause, providing them with an uphill battle for the rest of the game, which they lost 1-0 courtesy of a Tom Barkhuizen goal.
Did Josh Windass deserve to be sent off?
Supporters were left fuming by the decision, with some saying that Rafferty was already on his way down before the two players came together.
Fans blast officials over Windass red card
— Nathan Banbury (@NJBanbury) November 21, 2020
— Matt Glossop (@Jinja_Owl) November 21, 2020
Can’t believe it yet another Red card for our lads. It was a yellow for sure ,Red is to harsh. 😤
— Dino S12 (@DPaggiossi) November 21, 2020
Never a red card
— Finlay Derbyshire (@FinlayDerbyshi3) November 21, 2020
Referees are woeful
— Mark Barlow (@Owlman2011) November 21, 2020
Never in a million years. Games gone if that’s a red.
— rrobcook (@rrobcook) November 21, 2020
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