Kasper fumes at bad referees

Kasper Schmeichel has attacked the referee that denied Leeds United a clear-cut penalty in the 3-3 draw to Portsmouth yesterday.

Speaking on his Twitter account, Kasper Schmeichel said he was “sad, sorry and depressed” after Leeds surrendered a two goal lead to the formerly Premier League, Portsmouth. He later went on to take a cheeky swipe at the match referee David Webb, for his part in the defeat tweeting;

“All the best to the 2 teams with that ref next game…”

Meanwhile, Simon Grayson admitted he too thought it was a penalty. Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, the Leeds United manager said that he asked David Webb about the incident following the game and the ref said he didn’t think it was a penalty. The Leeds manager went on to defend the Leeds fans abuse of the referee saying that;

“Our fans are knowledgeable and they wouldn’t give the referee the stick he got coming off the field for no reason. I’m not going to say how good or bad the referee was. I’ll just say I thought our fans were right.”

Even the Portsmouth manager had sympathy with Leeds United fans saying that the game was too big for the inexperienced Webb.

Whilst Leeds United will have to accept the defence was a bigger problem than the referee, it’s frustrating that twice in three days Leeds United have suffered as a direct result of hopeless refereeing. Four points to the referee.