‘Incompetent, Shocking, Awful’: Twitter Not Impressed With Premier League Referee


A thrilling battle for Champions League football yesterday between Southampton and Liverpool was marred by an abysmal refereeing display from Kevin Friend. The Reds eventually won the game 2-0 but this was after some of the worst decisions we’ve seen all year.

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Friend clearly didn’t want to give a penalty during the game as he turned down three appeals in the first-half, before then missing a handball outside the area from Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet and strangely electing not to book Emre Can for a very poor tackle.

Whilst Southampton fans will feel aggrieved, it wasn’t just them who were upset by the referees performance as Liverpool had a number of bizarre incidents concerning them too, most notably when Raheem Sterling was denied a penalty.

With Twitter once again frustrated by more poor refereeing, it was no surprise to see a lot of criticism towards the Premier League official.