Nuno fined for criticising Mason

Chaos erupted between Brighton and West Brom after the Seagulls were denied what looked to be a completely legitimate goal after referee Lee Mason blew his whistle for a free kick which was scored, only to blow it again before the ball entered the goal. He received plenty of criticism for his actions and it is not the first time.

Undoubtedly the talking point of the weekend so far… 🗣️

— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 28, 2021

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito was fined for criticising Lee Mason in November saying that he is ‘not good enough’ and that ‘he has to improve, he has to get better.’

Throwback to Nuno Santo’s comments on Lee Mason…

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— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) February 27, 2021

Officials across the Premier League have faced criticism this season with the inclusion of VAR. Calls for officiating interviews, microphone connected referees and sanctions for poor performances all levelled.

Fans want Nuno refund

Since the outcome of the controversial decision, how many fans have now called upon the FA to refund Nuno Espirito Santo the £25,000 fine he was given for his comments regarding the professionality of Lee Mason.

Worth remembering that Nuno Espírito Santo was fined £25,000 by the FA in January for saying referee Lee Mason “is not good enough” to officiate at Premier League level. “It is his job. He has to improve, he has to get better.” 👀

— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) February 27, 2021

Here is a selection of some aggrieved supporters:

The @fa needs to give Nuno his £25,000 back. He was spot-on. 💯 https://t.co/pmZYDgF3oV

— Patrick Hagan (@vibesmerchant) February 28, 2021

The FA should refund Nuno the £25,000 he was charged for saying Lee Mason wasn’t good enough to referee in the premier league

— Tom (@Tomavfc15) February 27, 2021

FA gotta refund nuno that £25,000 for saying Lee Mason isn’t a good ref

— Eleanor (@eleanorjenkinss) February 27, 2021

Fa have to give nuno his fine money back! He was most definitely right about Lee mason!

— steven barnett (@stebarnett) February 27, 2021

I’ll say it again, how Lee mason is still a premier league referee is one of the greatest mysteries in football! The FA should give Nuno his money back with a letter of apology https://t.co/VOFoSaatWg

— Steven Johnson (@stejohns1995) February 27, 2021

It would be startling to see the FA do such a thing. So do not hold your breath.

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