Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Martinez in Hot Water Over Red Card Reaction

Martinez in Hot Water Over Red Card Reaction


Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez has been asked by the FA to clarify his comments following remarks made about referee Stuart Attwell who sent off Latics centre back Gary Caldwell in the 3-0 loss at Manchester City.

Martinez branded the match referee a `liar` when he explained his reason for issuing the red card to Caldwell, a decision that altered the course of the game.

Attwell told Martinez that he sent off Caldwell for a two-footed lunge at Carlos Tevez when clearly Caldwell`s challenge was one footed, the Latics boss was obviously incensed by the inexperienced whistle blower`s decision especially as his view of the incident was obscured by other players and he seemed to react to Tevez` actions when he writhed around on the floor as though he`d had his legs broken but the Argentina international jumped up as soon as the red card had been flashed at Caldwell.

Speaking to the press about the sending off Martinez said: 'I cannot understand how you can give something you can't see'

'To give a red card you have to be certain.

'Gary said he went in really strong and got the ball. Carlos Tevez saw it and jumped off the ground, he is the one who left both feet...

'We are all human beings and we all make mistakes but to give a decision after something you don't see that is lying. You are making it up. That is hard to take.

'He (the referee) said he saw Gary Caldwell with both feet off the ground. That's why he gave the red card. But Gary Caldwell only went with one foot. That is a real injustice.'


This isn`t the first time Attwell has left a Latics boss fuming, last season West Ham visited the DW Stadium and the young referee totally lost control of the game issuing 2 red and 7 yellow cards, sending off Carlton Cole for 2 marginal yellow-card offences, failed to send off Lucas Neill for a dangerous tackle on Latics Lee Cattermole and then subsequently failed to control the players after sending off Cattermole for a tackle on Scott Parker who rolled about like a fish out of water. Latics boss at the time Steve Bruce said: 'The game was ruined as a spectacle... In my opinion, Mr Attwell is not ready to step up to the plate.'


Bookmark and Share






You can listen to the Latics Speyk podcasts now by clicking on the player here:











[br]Powered by Podbean.com









Latics Speyk Car Stickers Have Arrived

Vital Wigan are pleased to announce that the Latics Speyk car stickers have arrived anyone who wants one follow the instructions in this link

Latics and Proud

Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan

To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site


Vital Latics - Bringing you the Latics Speyk car stickers and the podcasts

It's easy to join us at Vital Latics to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved





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

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Tuesday March 30 2010
Time: 10:33PM

Comments

0
Wrong decision but it wont get over turned
worbo
30/03/2010 22:39:00
0
These things even themselves out.... meaning... we will get 5 offside goals, two or three penalties, we should be able to get away with a few red card challenges too. Lots to look forward to the rest of the season! ;-D
avantsweater
31/03/2010 03:50:00
0
Observer says he didnt say the ref had lied and this was a mis quote by the Mirror...we wait and see. Mind you a touchline ban would spare us the image of Bob's reoccurent gurning
baskerville
01/04/2010 10:18:00
0
I like him and thats passion, why not say the ref was wrong, I don't see a problem with that. WEhy have Wigan not disputed the red card?
Buzz Lightyear
02/04/2010 07:27:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Caldwell's Italian Job

After Stephen Warnock tweeted in the summer that the gaffer had had them taking note of how Italy's defence had played in Euro 2016, the opportunity to watch Fiorentina...

2016/17 Transfer Deadline - A Few Days Remain

Well it's almost that time of the year again, only a final few days to go before the closure of the summer transfer window for 2016/17, and with the international break...

Wigan Athletic - Still In August So Why The Melt Down?

Five games into a new campaign with the transfer window still open is no time to assess how a season will pan out, but it appears that is just what many Latics fans are doing

Dan's Big Game Report - Latics 0 QPR 1

On this day in 1883, the mighty Krakatoa volcano erupted, spewing a lethal jelly of hot earth juice and crispy moles across the uninhabited island of Krakatau.
At first, it was truly a spect

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Barry Worthington
Editor email
Profile
Dan Farrimond (JWAW)
no email
Profile
Adam Convery
no email
Profile
Frank Ford
no email
Profile
Noel Wards Leg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man of the Match v QPR?
Suggested By: Billy Bragg
Jake Buxton10%
Stephen Warnock81%
Michael Jacobs9%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 5 4 1 0 13 4
2 Fulham 5 3 2 0 11 3
3 Barnsley 5 3 0 2 9 4
4 Newcastle 5 3 0 2 9 4
5 Q.P.R. 5 3 0 2 9 3
6 Bristol City 5 3 0 2 9 2
7 Forest 5 3 0 2 9 0
8 Brighton 5 2 2 1 8 4
9 Wolves 5 2 2 1 8 3
10 Birmingham 5 2 2 1 8 2
11 Ipswich 5 2 2 1 8 1
12 Norwich 5 2 2 1 8 1
13 Burton 5 2 1 2 7 1
14 Brentford 5 2 1 2 7 1
15 Reading 5 2 1 2 7 -3
16 Aston Villa 5 1 2 2 5 0
17 Cardiff 5 1 2 2 5 -2
18 Derby County 5 1 2 2 5 -2
19 Sheff Wed 5 1 2 2 5 -3
20 Wigan 5 1 1 3 4 0
21 Leeds Utd 5 1 1 3 4 -4
22 Rotherham 5 1 1 3 4 -9
23 Preston 5 1 0 4 3 -2
24 Blackburn 5 0 1 4 1 -8
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Barry W205
2.scotdave163
3.Whittleblue132
4.Moonay125
5.Ihaventaclue77
6.hindleymonwafc61
7.walgarthjohn61
8.SwindonLatic60
9.ExiledViking51
10.Noel Wards Leg50