Sunday 25 February 2018

Pulis calls for refs to be relegated

STOKE CITY manager Tony Pulis has demanded that the system under which referees are currently assessed be overhauled in the aftermath of Saturday's defeat against Sunderland, where his side were denied a penalty for a clear handball on the line by Lee Cattermole, before Ryan Shawcross was sent off by Martin Atkinson.

Pulis has a history of working himself up into a lather over refereeing decisions which he considers to be biased in favour of 'larger' clubs than his own. But the latest series of decisions, which means that Shawcross will miss tonight's match against Birmingham at the Britannia through suspension with those receiving the worst marks relegated to the Championship.

"Over the weekend I have thought about it and I want to be constructive, so I think we should put in place a system where every Premier League club has a vote at the end of the season on referees, and the bottom three referees should be relegated to the Championship," Pulis said.

Irish Independent

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