Absa Premiership

PSL asks Benni to explain 'bad refereeing' comments

2018-02-22 10:47
Benni McCarthy (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has written in terms of the NSL Handbook to Cape Town City and head coach Benni McCarthy regarding comments attributed to McCarthy on November 25, 2017 towards match officials.

The PSL has given McCarthy and Cape Town City five days to respond to a letter from the PSL where he is to explain the comments.

The 40-year-old launched a scathing attack on the Absa Premiership officiating by claiming they are responsible for poor results after his side were held to a 2-2 draw by Golden Arrows.

"You want my honest opinion? It’s bad refereeing, that’s what’s causing us to draw," McCarthy told reporters after the game at the Princess Magogo Stadium.

"Why must I shy away when the referee can tell a player to f*#k off and you must say the referees are good? That's what's causing the problem.

"And as a coach and players you must be so frustrated standing on the side and seeing it happening week in and week out.

"Every game is the same thing and you as coaches must just keep quiet because if you don't you are going to get fined [or] suspended.

"That's what’s causing the draws because you don't have the best officials."

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