MANCHESTER: Bruno Fernandes has been labeled a hypocrite after criticizing the referee during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham.
The Man United captain was furious after his troops were not given a penalty kick when Alejandro Garnacho’s kick was hit by the hands of the Tottenham defender, Cristian Romero.
United lost 2-0 in that game, but in a post-match brawl, Fernandes demanded that the chief referee, Jon Moss, make an apology.
“Last week they were happy if Wolves weren’t awarded a penalty against United.
“I wanted to see if Jon Moss could come into our delivery room like they said he did for Wolves controllers,” Fernandes said.
However Fernandes reacted differently in the previous match, when United got the advantage of a referee’s mistake.
Wolves were denied a penalty kick after Andre Onana fouled the inclusion of Wolves, Sasa Kalajdzic without winning the ball.
United won 1-0 and after the game Fernandes commented on the incident saying: “I don’t know, he was what the referee looked like.”
Fans feel the Portuguese player is a hypocrite when he reacts differently if things don’t go in his favor.
“Bruno is the butt of jokes whenever he gives an opinion on matters other than long goals and set-piece situations,” said one fan.
“Bruno Fernandes is the biggest snob and hypocrite I’ve ever seen!” another said.
Another wrote: “Nothing wrong with complaining about judges, but at least let’s be consistent.”
United are back in action this Saturday against Nottingham Forest.