McCarthy: It’s not normal for referees to take selfies with players

McCarthy: It’s not normal for referees to take selfies with players
Benni McCarthy (head coach) of Cape Town City

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Dec 22, 2017. 09:30

In the wake of their Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Absa Premiership log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy is unhappy.

The outspoken manager said he was left shocked when referee Christopher Harrison took selfies with the Brazilians players after the match.

McCarthy led his men to end Sundowns’ four match winning run at Loftus Versfeld Stadium as they finished 2017 sitting at number two with 24 points after 15 games.

“They (referees) come out of their dressing room smiling‚ look‚” the coach said to TimesLive.

“If you think I am joking‚ look at that and tell me if it’s normal. Do you think that is normal?

"I am being dead serious‚ do you think that is normal?

"That is why Mzansi (South Africa) is mediocre for sure my friend. Haai madoda (no man)......

"I think I need to go home - in Scotland the cold is calling my name because I can’t put up with this.

"I am angry and I am getting more angry. We had four yellow cards and for what?

"Sundowns did not even get one and how many yellow cards did they (get) - I give up.”

On the other hand, the loss left Pitso Mosimane’s men sitting at the top with 28 points from 14 matche

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