Hunt: Benni deserved red card

2012-05-02 08:01

Johannesburg - SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt pulled no punches as he claimed it was the "shambolic" refereeing that cost his side in the 2-1 defeat against Orlando Pirates on Tuesday night.

Matsatsantsa dominated for long periods of the crunch PSL tie at Peter Mokaba Stadium and at one stage had 60 percent of the possession.

However, they failed to create enough opportunities and conceded two goals against the run of play to eventually slump to defeat as Bucs surged to the top of the standings.

Hunt was adamant in his post-match interview that the poor officiating was too much to overcome for his players.

The coach saw United's Edwin Gyimah sent off after lashing out at Andile Jali in the second half, but was convinced Bucs striker Benni McCarthy should've been shown red as well.

Hunt said after the clash: "Shambolic display tonight. I don't have to tell you from who.

"We get a red card and they don't? There was only one team in the game and that was us. But we always had someone who was going to spoil it for us.

"It's worse than in the (African) Champions League. The players were dispondent. They were being kicked all over the place and Benni should've been sent off.

"We totally dominated, but what can you do?"


  • Nare - 2012-05-02 08:34

    sour grapes

      paulmandlankosi - 2012-05-02 12:00

      Sour grapes Mr Hunt, you lost finish and klaar

  • mashudu.ronaldo - 2012-05-02 08:50

    Jah...jaaaaah! we have had that before, red cards dont win the game but goals, and i think you forgot mr Hunt that Pirates normaly scores on the last minute of the game and I was surprized when you where trying to defend for the whole last second half.

  • Sedzani.Mulovhedzi - 2012-05-02 08:52

    coaches that always blame match officials wil neva make it far in lyf.supersport jst failed to take their chances n if the game was to give benny red ur tym wuld hv gotten 5.cale,hartog,september n others shuld hv bn dent off cause they made sum dangerous tackles.put a sock in it.

      Sean - 2012-05-02 09:18

      Hunt is not a successful coach ????? Sout African soccer is a bloody joke !! The refs are just as corrupt as the administration , but hey , we live in Africa , what can one expect !

      Tankiso Mogoje - 2012-05-02 09:24

      Sendzani Hunt is as successful as they come my bra,unless you are not from around here.Foul play is foul play,even Mourinho is always complaining and he is successful

  • jmoeti2 - 2012-05-02 09:42

    if u don't have a soccer spirit,u ll die...heartattack passop!!!

  • Sakhiwo - 2012-05-02 09:43

    Those are the last kicks of the dying horse.

  • Robi - 2012-05-02 09:58

    superior ball possession does not mean u can't get yellow cards if u also foul-play; that wasn't a straight red, he was booked and he chose to let his emotions run wilder, how do u spank another player in the field of play???

  • jafta.rasekhula1 - 2012-05-02 10:36

    The same guy Edwin should hv get a red card against Kaizer Chiefs after brutally fouled Yende on last saturday,poor refering jst took out yellow card after seeing de stretcher....Hunt must discipline his player...finish n klaar...

  • Prosper - 2012-05-02 10:47

    Oh Hunt we gonna make sweet juice from your tears there. After all has been said and done Pirates got the 3 points. Well done.

      ann.letsoalo - 2012-05-02 12:11

      Yes 3 points for Bucks and everyone must stop blaming Benni coz Pirates is hot

  • watsongeorgejan - 2012-05-02 11:46

    \We get a red card and they don't?- Does Mr Hunt imply that if one team gets a red card automatically the other teams numbers should also be reduced ? What should Benni be red-carded for? Ooops, it's crunch time...

  • frans.lebodi - 2012-05-02 12:19

    shrpr up the bugs sharpr, they will talk but there will be no change for that a win is a win plz ppl

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