Dan Gosling has labelled referee Jon Moss a “disgrace” after making mocking comments towards Bournemouth’s players.
The Cherries midfielder has even demanded an apology from the man in the middle after Bournemouth’s 2-1 defeat at Sheffield United over the weekend.
The Cherries were leading 1-0 but ending up losing their 11th game in 15 which apparently prompted comments during the game from Moss.
“The ref didn’t help,” Gosling told the Bournemouth Echo. “Giving soft fouls away and little comments to two or three of the lads didn’t help as well really.
“I thought it was very disrespectful what he was saying. It was just the little niggly ones and then the little sarky comments.
“The officials talk about respect at the start of the season and there was zero respect from Jon Moss on Sunday.
“I thought he was a disgrace. The comments that he made especially to me and one other player – talking about the relegation zone and ‘you’re still in the relegation zone’, ‘you’re having one’, ‘your team’s having one’ this and that and it was very, very disrespectful.
“I think he should really come out and apologise because I thought he was a disgrace.”
The Evening Standard report that the Premier League have not commented on the matter as yet.
The Bournemouth local paper the Daily Echo “understands the Cherries are in continued dialogue with the Premier League over the alleged comments from Moss”.