Souness launches livid rant: ‘What planet are they on?’

Graeme Souness launched right into a livid rant on the usual of Premier League refereeing after Sheffield United have been awarded a penalty within the dying seconds 1-0 loss to Fulham.

Jayden Bogle got here down from Alphonse Areola with the Blades on the lookout for a late leveler, however neither field referee Martin Atkinson or VAR thought the challenge deserved a penalty.


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Because of this, Souness claimed that Premier League umpires should not proper with Areola’s sort out being thought of an “attack” by the Sky Sports activities pundit.

“If it is that challenge, I am reluctant to name it a sort out, if that challenge is occurring anyplace else on the football field, it sends off! It is not just punishment, it is sending, ”he said.

“I do not get referees.

“They do issues as they go alongside, referees, they really do. What planet are they on?

“The problem we now have with referees is they don’t seem to be excellent, last World Cup what number of English umpires did we now have? None. That is how good our referees are.

“That is an attack. I’m not saying that he intentionally damage him however that’s soiled all day, it’s punishment all day and for me, he sends.

“They really make up for it as they go alongside. Once I played it was tremendous, you might have the ball first and then its momentum pulls the player out, right now he obtained the ball first however the player’s momentum damage so it is soiled.

“That is what you describe there, that is a penalty seven days a week and I do not know the place they get these referees.

“We noticed one within the first sport [Liverpool vs Everton] with [Dominic] Calvert-Lewin, for me that is not a punishment on Trent Alexander[-Arnold], he has fallen over earlier than he reaches Trent Alexander[-Arnold]. It is not a punishment and that is positively a punishment.

“100%, all day. I am unable to help Chris Wilder up any extra, that is a punishment all day. It is an absurd decision from a really, very poor referee.

“Look how tall he’s, he got here out and said it was a 50-50 challenge, nevertheless it put the opposition at risk.

“The faster we get a unique setup for referees and get some former players into the sport… as a result of we’re in great hazard of killing the Premier League with these referees and the Premier League has the facility to think about a approach completely different with the umpires.

“Former players must be a part of our sport, they’ve had their chance, our referees are so poor. So bad.

“There are numerous former players who wish to referee.

“Ones who’ve finished with injury, not everyone seems to be taking part in within the Premier League and incomes severe cash.

“Make certain some former professionals are skilled and you do not have incidents like that the place managers tear their hair all the way in which back from Sheffield.”

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