STOKE Metropolis boss Mark Hughes has known as for ref Martin Atkinson to be taken off a Premier League recreation this weekend.
Hughes admits he’s nonetheless ‘offended’ about Atkinson’s choice to solely present a yellow card to Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet for his problem on Potters ahead Mame Diouf throughout Wednesday’s recreation.
And Sparky needs officers to be punished in the identical method managers are after they run into bother with the authorites.
Bradford official Atkinson, 46, is about to referee Watford’s dwelling conflict with Tottenham on Saturday.
However when requested if Atkinson, a FIFA appointed ref, must be accountable for that recreation, Hughes mentioned: “I don’t see why he must be refereeing this weekend.
“I’m unsure whether or not he’s or not.
“That’s my feeling. Nevertheless it must be recognised that referees make errors.
“I’m positive the referee we had shall be given extra video games this weekend and I might ask why.
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“I believed that was a part of the method, however clearly it isn’t.
“If we make unsuitable selections, or by our motion we’re deemed to have made errors, we normally get pulled up by the FA, or the powers that be.
“That doesn’t appear to occur on too many events with referees.
“I didn’t count on him to not have a recreation this weekend as a result of he’s considered as one of many high referees. It’s what it’s.
“You don’t need referees to get the large selections unsuitable. I’ve mentioned it for years and years. They immediately have an effect on the end result of the sport.
“That’s the demand we should always place on the so-called high referees as a result of that’s why they’ve been capable of navigate their solution to the highest.”
Mignolet took Diouf out with a blatantly unhealthy deal with as he rushed out of his space.
However though it was clear to Hughes that it deserved a crimson card, the Belgian was solely cautioned with Atkinson ruling there have been protecting defenders.
Hughes says Stoke have been denied a transparent goalscoring alternative – and the ‘double jeopardy’ of a penalty kick didn’t apply.
Liverpool saved 11 gamers on the gamers on the pitch and went on to win Three-Zero.
Sparky added: “My emotions mirrored all people else’s view.
“The referees who reviewed it and all people within the stadium aside from one.
“It was an enormous second for us clearly as a result of at that time we have been within the ascendancy and wanted a little bit of assist from the officers and didn’t get it.
“These are the choices that frustrate me as a supervisor and different managers.
“Why it wasn’t made I don’t know. It was a reasonably easy choice for my part and it wasn’t made.
“Clearly it was reckless as a result of it might have injured Mame.
“It was excessive of the ball. It was a sending off for denying a goal-scoring alternative.
“Each man and his canine mentioned he ought to have been despatched off, simply the ethical scenario demanded that as a result of Mame would have tapped the ball into an empty internet. 1-1, recreation on.
“It was one clear lower one that would’ve modified the course of the sport, influenced by the referee’s choice on the evening.
“They introduced the cavalry on and took the sport away from us. It is rather small margins on this league. For us we simply want a good run at with the ability to get the outcomes now we have to battle laborious for.”