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Corica fumes over controversial red card decision

Sun 28 February 2021 | 11:02

Sydney boss is not happy with the referee’s decisions after his side’s 1-0 defeat against Macarthur on Sunday.

Matt Derbyshire

scored the match’s only goal in his team’s Sunday clash against

Sydney FC

. The forward tapped the ball behind Sydney’s goalkeeper to give his side the lead in the 36th minute. The Sky Blues were eager to score the equalizer before half-time but they were shocked by a red card in the 39th minute. The referee sent

Paulo Retre

off after a tough challenge with

Jake McGing

. In a post-match interview,

Steve Corica

has criticized the referee’s decision to reduce his team to 10 men. When asked if the red card was fair, Corica responded:

"No, but nothing's fair is it?"

he said.

"We all make mistakes and I think the referee tonight probably made quite a few mistakes and in the end, the red card, I don't think so.

"His foot was high, yes, but it wasn't a nasty challenge at all."

He added:

"If he got a yellow for that he would have been sent off tonight," Corica said.

"Like I said to the fourth official, yes, I think that's a yellow card. I'm not sure what game we're playing but it's football, not basketball."


source: SportMob