Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes that there needs to be more consistency in refereeing decisions.
Ferguson was speaking after his side had beaten Bolton Wanderers 3-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday.
He was unhappy that referee Peter Walton, who awarded United a penalty in the 21st minute which was subsequently saved, did not send off Zat Knight for illegally denying a clear goalscoring opportunity. ...
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Kicking Back Comments: So there are two sides to this. First is, a 3-0
loss win is frankly hard to pin on a referee. In a case like this I would think an initial comment would be one of introspection, not blame I think Sir Alex got it mostly right, and was my mistake for thinking otherwise initially as I had the score reversed. Due apologies to Sir Alex (I think my bias just showed through). Second, fairly often we hear a chorus of "experts" saying that what the MLS needs is Eurpoean referees to come in and be more consistent. Well guess what, Sir Alex may want to consider hiring some MLS guys for consistency.
Yes I recognize (now more than before) these two points are in conflict, which is what makes the whole thing funny to me in the first place.