Brighton coach: I don’t like 80 percent of English referees

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Published on: Sunday, November 12, 2023 – 8:56 PM | Last updated: Sunday, November 12, 2023 – 8:57 PM

Roberto De Zerbe, coach of the English football team Brighton, confirmed that he does not like “80 percent of the English Premier League referees,” after his team, which played with ten players, drew 1-1 against Sheffield United.

British news agency PA Media reported that Simon Adingra put Brighton in the lead, but the match changed after Mahmoud Daoud received a red card in the 69th minute.

Daoud stepped on Ben Osborne’s ankle, while Adam Webster, the Brighton player, scored an equalizer for Sheffield United by mistake against his own team moments later, moving the Sheffield team away from the bottom of the standings, for the first time since last September 23.

De Zerbe, who received a yellow card due to his strange behavior in the technical area, did not disagree with the red card shown by referee John Burks, but said: “I am frank and clear… I do not like 80 percent of English referees.”

He added: “This is not a new opinion. I do not like them. I do not like their behavior on the field.”

He continued: “England is the only country where when there is a shot in which the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology is reviewed, you are not sure that the decision will be correct. In other countries, you must be 100 percent sure that the decision taken is correct. In England “No, I don’t understand this.”

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