Cyriel Dessers lashes out at UEFA referee – the Sun Nigeria
Super eagles and Feyenoord striker Cyriel Dessers expressed unhappiness with the quality of the refereeing in Feyenoord’s 2-2 draw against Slavia Prague.
Dessers teammate Guus Til was red carded in the 35th minute by Finnish referee Mattias Gestranius.
However, the former Heracles striker believes the referee was swayed by pressure from Slavia Prague players. The Finnish referee waved a yellow card at first before reversing his decision to give Til his marching orders.
Dessers was not happy with the decision and complained about it after the game.
“It was very strange,” Dessers told ESPN according to Feyenoordpings. “I can’t judge if it was red or not, I couldn’t see it well enough, but the referee gave it a yellow first. Then the Slavia players rushed over, he started to doubt and drew the red.
“He said something about the linesman, but he was sixty yards away. He couldn’t see it at all. It looks like amateur football, that a referee is so influenced by the opponent.
Despite the early setback, the Genk-owned striker showed character to help his side with a goal in both halves to save a point from a losing position.