Plymouth Argyle head coach Derek Adams has told the Plymouth Herald that he was very angry at the decision to give Bradford City a penalty.
All was going well for Plymouth in the first half of their match against Bradford, one they’ll do again in a few weeks when they face the Bantams in the FA Cup Second Round. Lionel Ainsworth whipped in a cross and Jake Jervis was there to tap in to give the Pilgrims the lead.
However that lead was in danger in the second half. A penalty was given to Brad when Romain Vincelot was allegedly pulled back in the box by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair. However goalkeeper Remi Matthews, who had already put in a man of the match display, became the hero when he saved the spot kick from Tony McMahon and Plymouth would go on to win the game. But even though the penalty did not factor into the result into the match, Adams was angry at the decision to give it.
He said: “I have seen it on the video and it’s not a penalty kick,”
“The boy gets inside Taylor-Sinclair and falls to the ground.”
“The linesman does not give it. The referee takes so long to give it, it’s unbelievable. It’s not a penalty.”
“I think he got the referee out of jail there because it wasn’t a penalty. Remi has been very good for this football club.”
“I’m delighted to have him and hope to have him for longer.”
“As a referee you need to be 100 per cent it’s a penalty.”
“He couldn’t have been a 100 per cent because of the time he took to make the decision and how far away he was from the incident.”