Brentford manager Thomas Frank was clearly not happy with the officials after their 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United.
The defeat came via a Callum Wilson penalty which Thomas Frank should not have been awarded.
Newcastle had had a perfectly good goal chalked off just five minutes before the controversial penalty was awarded, so things did balance out, but Frank was still unhappy.
Newcastle were awarded a penalty that enraged the Brentford boss
In his post-match press conference Frank said he expects an apology from the PGMOL for their error.
Speaking to the media (via The Chronicle on X) Frank said: “It’s so rare that I complain about it because I think ‘ok, it’s human beings, they make mistakes, we all make mistakes’ so that happened.
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“Mark pulled out before. Not a penalty. [Anthony] Gordon cleverly leaves his leg hanging and then it’s not the ref who’s give it, it’s the linesman and he needs to be absolutely bang on 100% sure if you want to decide an even game between two teams that gave each other a fantastic game and fight.
“I’m pretty sure that Howard Webb will come back to us and say sorry, we made a mistake.”
Shay Given and Alan Shearer disagreed on whether it was a penalty
Shay Given was on Sky Sports pundit duty for the game and said it was definitely a penalty as the Brentford ‘keeper Mark Flekken had no reason to be going for the ball and he makes contact with Anthony Gordon.
Just with those two examples you can see how tight the call was. VAR didn’t overrule the officials’ decision was it was not a clear and obvious error, so Frank is unlikely to get his apology from Howard Webb.