Blackburn Rovers boss frustrated at more ref justice
BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer was once again left counting the cost of a penalty decision going against his side in Saturday’s 1-1 home draw with Derby County.
Seconds after Patrick Bamford’s stunning 84th-minute equaliser for the high-flying Rams, Rovers had a major spot-kick appeal turned down when Todd Kane appeared to be pushed in the box by Craig Forsyth.
Substitute Kane stayed on his feet before dragging a right-footed shot wide of the far post.
But Bowyer was adamant referee Tony Harrington should have pointed to the spot.
“It’s the second week running I’m talking about penalties that should or shouldn’t be given against us and at the moment we aren’t getting them,” said Bowyer, who saw shouts for two penalties waved away at Nottingham Forest.
“The rules of the game do not state that when you have a penalty you have to go down for it. Unfortunately the referee doesn’t see it like that. If it’s outside the box, guess what? It’s a free kick.
“If it’s inside the box, he doesn’t give it because he’s not gone down and it’s getting a bit tiring to be honest.”
Bowyer accepted that fourth-placed Derby deserved a draw.
He said: “They’re a good team, Steve McClaren has got them playing some good football.”
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