UK time is: 22:18:52
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Will Sousa Be Brought To Book?

Vital QPR - Breaking News
JavaScript must be enabled for the RSS Scrollbox Widget to work.


Paulo Sousa's tirade against referee Graham Scott claimed that the referee had been dishonest in his officiating - will the FA act?

The ex-QPR boss has had no shortage of run-ins with Neil Warnock in his brief stint in England, but this latest defeat to the R's gaffer has seemingly pushed him over the edge.

Graham Scott - a young official from Oxfordshire - missed what could have been a penalty for the hosts, as Rangers claimed a 2-0 victory at the Walkers Stadium.

'I am fighting all the time for honesty and the referee, when he was asked if he saw certain things, he said completely 'No',' Sousa said speaking of the incident.

'But in the video he is two metres from there and looking right at the situation. Everybody can make mistakes, but honesty is something you either have or not.'

The disappointment resonated in his post-match words, having seen a well-organised QPR triumph with two goals from Jamie Mackie.

While it wasn't vintage from Rangers it was certainly hard-fought, with Leicester getting very few openings to test stopper Paddy Kenny.

'We don't know how to win battles in that way,' he said in relation to Rangers' performance, a form of back-handed compliment that was met with grace by boss Neil Warnock.

A natural born winner, it seems that Sousa has attempted to deflect attention from a side that couldn't break down the resolute league-leaders.

That is of course not to take any credit away from City's performance, with the Foxes the toughest opposition QPR have faced to date, but that will unfortunately be over-shadowed.

Surely now the FA must act - it is one thing to question the referee's technical aspect of the game, but to question his honest and integrity must see Sousa receive his punishment.




Have your say on The Forum

Follow us on Twitter




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Boxer Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 21 2010

Time: 7:33AM

Your Comments

Too true - the FA have been quick to charge Wenger who was incensed at the extra 60 seconds played in the Gunner's late-Saturday-evening match at the weekend - resulting in Arsenal conceding a last-gasp equaliser. Wenger has been brought to book and his punishment is, amongst other things, a one-match touchline ban which he serves tonight as Arsenal go to Tottenham in the Carling Cup. De Sousa should also be brought to book - his comments were ridiculous and inflammatory - he was so hacked off at our "battling qualities" - which his team don't possess - and blamed all & sundry, including the ref, other than himself & his coaching team for his side's inability to beat us . . . Disgraceful :-(
sandydl
He should be charged but somehow, I doubt if he will be. A little bit too small a fry for the FA to bother with.
QPR4Me
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Charlie Delivers Late Winner (Monday April 21 2014)

QPR v Watford - Match Preview (Monday April 21 2014)

One to Watch - Daniel Tözsér (Sunday April 20 2014)

Nugent Outfoxes Rangers (Saturday April 19 2014)

One to Watch - Riyad Mahrez (Friday April 18 2014)

Five Star Rangers Fell Trees (Sunday April 13 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital QPR Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. QPR4Me 48
2. sandydl 24
3. jezza99 19
4. Superhoop50 17
5. Ashdown_Ranger 16
6. Clonmany_Hoop 15
7. DMD_QPR 9
8. cartouche 7
9. danielqpr 7
10. rodneeranger 7

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Q.P.R. 2 - 1 Watford
Leicester City 1 - 0 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 5 - 2 Forest
Blackburn 2 - 0 Q.P.R.
Bournemouth 2 - 1 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 1 - 1 Blackpool

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Leicester City 44 29 9 6 37 96
2. Burnley 44 25 14 5 34 89
3. Derby County 44 24 9 11 30 81
4. Q.P.R. 44 22 10 12 15 76
5. Wigan 43 20 10 13 15 70
6. Reading 44 18 13 13 12 67
7. Brighton 44 17 15 12 12 66

Breaking League News

Beevers - We Can Get Three QPR Points
» Millwall : 24/04/2014 22:11:00
DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Reading Team News
» Doncaster : 24/04/2014 22:11:00
Richardson Hoping For Permanent Deal
» Ipswich : 24/04/2014 22:00:00
Mick - Burnley Won't Be A Soft Touch
» Ipswich : 24/04/2014 21:48:00
Team News - Injuries mount for Leeds
» Leeds Utd : 24/04/2014 21:44:00
Jones - You Can't Be Sentimental
» Brighton : 24/04/2014 21:34:00
McDermott - Promotion by 2016 is realistic
» Leeds Utd : 24/04/2014 21:30:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do QPR need to strengthen most?
Suggested By:  Boxer
Goalkeeper 7%
Defender 22%
Midfielder 6%
Forward 65%