Wolves: Fans outraged by 'astonishing' referee admission v Fulham

By Joe Roberts

28th Nov, 2023 | 11:04am

'Couldn't write it', 'Clear corruption' - Fans outraged by 'astonishing' referee confession after Wolves v Fulham

Fans have been left outraged by an “astonishing” referee admission after the contentious clash between Wolves and Fulham on Monday night (27 November).

The Cottagers’ 3-2 win was riddled with controversy after Wolves were on the receiving end of multiple questionable decisions, but according to Gary O’Neil, referee Michael Salisbury admitted that giving a penalty for Nelson Semedo’s challenge was incorrect.

Semedo made contact with the ball before making minimal contact with Tom Cairney, but Willian stepped up to give Fulham a 2-1 lead.

O’Neil also reeled off a list of incidents refereeing mistakes that should have seen red including Carlos Vinicius’ headbutt on Max Kilman and Tim Ream’s challenge on Hwang Hee-chan for Wolves’ penalty.

Fans have taken to social media and are once again fed up with the “clear corruption” and inconsistent officiating in the Premier League.

This fan feels that Wolves have a strong case for a lawsuit after losing out on points.

This supporter claimed such decisions are so unbelievable they couldn’t be scripted.

This fan backed O’Neil’s comments on the decisions and slammed the officials for costing managers their jobs.

One fan suggested that the VAR officials were purposefully selective in which footage they reviewed for Semedo’s challenge.

This fan doesn’t recognise the game anyone and was baffled with the Semedo decision.

This fan called for PGMOL chief Howard Webb to resign and insisted the refereeing structure needs changing “from top to bottom”.

This fan fumed at the “madness” of the game and claimed Wolves could have had up to four decisions go in their favour.

One fan claimed that O’Neil calling out the officials was “huge”.

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