December 31, 2020

Wolves’ Boss Charged Over Ref Criticism

Wolverhampton Wanderers coach, Nuno Espirito Santo, is facing charges from the Football Association (FA) for his criticism of referee Lee Mason.

The 46-year-old Portuguese Wolves boss had daggers for Mason after their English Premier League match – which they lost 2-1 – against Burnley on 21 December.

Following the game, Santo said: “Honestly I don’t like to say it, but I must say it because I will not feel right: [Mason] does not have the quality to whistle a game in the Premier League.”

Following the harsh words, the FA released a statement on Thursday, 31 December, which said: “Nuno Espirito Santo has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E”

It went on to say: “It is alleged that comments made by [Santo] during a post-match interview constitute improper conduct as they were personally offensive to the match official and/or bring the game into disrepute.”

Santo has until 5 January to respond to the charges.

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