Nuno Espirito Santo: Wolves boss charged with improper conduct following criticism of referee Lee Mason

Nuno Espirito Santo has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association for his criticism of referee Lee Mason.

In his post-match interview, Nuno mentioned that Mason didn’t have the “quality” to be a Premier League official following Wolves’ 2-1 defeat at Burnley.

The Wolves head coach later refused to apologise to Mason, saying: “I will apologise for my timing. But I will not apologise for my words and my thoughts.”

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An announcement from the FA learn: “Nuno Espirito Santo has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3 in relation to their Premier League match against Burnley FC on Monday 21 December 2020.

“It is alleged that feedback made by the top coach throughout a post-match interview represent improper conduct as they have been personally offensive to the match official and/or carry the sport into disrepute opposite to FA Rule E3.1.

“Nuno Espirito Santo has until Tuesday 5 January 2021 to provide a response to the charge.”

Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood discovered the online as Burnley received 2-1 at Turf Moor on December 21.

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Following the flat Wolves efficiency, Nuno determined to vent his frustration in Mason’s course, questioning whether or not the referee is as much as the job of officiating Premier League soccer.

He advised Sky Sports: “Honestly I do not prefer to say it, however I need to say it as a result of I cannot really feel proper: the referee doesn’t have the standard to whistle a recreation within the Premier League.


Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo shares his emotions on referee Lee Mason after his aspect’s 2-1 loss to Burnley within the Premier League

“This is a problem that we knew. We already had Lee Mason before. It is not about the crucial mistakes or the decisions, it is about the way that he handles the game.

“The gamers get nervous. Too a lot voices. He whistles by the voices when some gamers shout. He doesn’t have [it]. We are speaking about one of the best competitors and clearly he doesn’t have the standard to whistle the sport.

“I am very disappointed to say this, really disappointed to say it, but I would not feel right if I did not say it. It happened before.”

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