Frustrated Eric Tinkler Blasts 'Poor' Refereeing After Cape Town City's Nedbank Cup Exit vs Royal AM

Frustrated Eric Tinkler Blasts 'Poor' Refereeing After Cape Town City's Nedbank Cup Exit vs Royal AM

  • Refereeing mistakes are part and parcel of football and sports in general
  • However, repeated poor officiating does have long term consequences for those on the receiving end
  • Cape Town City coach Eric Tinkler highlighted this following the team's Round of 32 exit at the hands of Royal AM last Saturday

Alleged bad refereeing has gotten on the last nerves of Eric Tinkler.

The Cape Town City coach was in a foul mood following the team's elimination in the Nedbank Cup's Round of 32 by Royal AM last Saturday on penalties. Tinkler furiously stated that bad officiating threatened job security, whether it be that of players or coaches.

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Cape Town City coach Eric Tinkler was not happy with refereeing in the Nedbank Cup match against Royal AM. Image source: @OfficialPSL.
Source: Twitter

According to Sport24, he spat:

"The way I see it, there should have been one winner tonight. This is the harsh reality. And the ones who have to deal with it is me. I have to deal with it. Referees make mistakes - they don’t have to deal with anything. I have to deal with the repercussions.

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"I have to deal with the chairman and explain why we lost when we shouldn’t have lost. Then I have to deal with the players and the disappointment. People don’t see that side."

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