NEIL WARNOCK was left fuming after Cardiff were denied a crucial penalty at Burnley.
The Welsh outfit fell behind at Turf Moor to a Chris Wood strike in the first half.
But they were celebrating in the second half after being awarded a penalty by ref Mike Dean after Ben Mee headed onto his own arm.
However, Cardiff’s joy quickly turned to rage when the fourth official stepped in.
He advised Dean to reverse his penalty decision, with the ball then being given back to Burnley.
Warnock was fair from pleased and made his feelings known towards the fourth ref.
The veteran manager gave the man on the touchline a real piece of his mind.
But it did little good as Cardiff eventually went on to lose 2-0, leaving them five points adrift of safety.
Speaking after the final whistle, Warnock raged: “I have no view at all thanks. I’ve already seen the FA three times this week.
“I’m disappointed, I’ll be asking the referee obviously. Mike says it hit his head first, I’m sure I’ll get the right story from all three of them. We’re disappointed Gunnarsson didn’t get a penalty for being pulled down. He doesn’t dive. Little bit unlucky today.
“There’s still a chance. I might be smiling but I’m gutted underneath.
“There were two handballs really, you only have to look at the players reaction – he looked so guilty and the second one we felt there was a movement of the hand towards the ball. Mike must have seen something to go over and we’re gutted really. I think Darren made the right decision and Mike has talked him out of it.
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“We gave Burnley too much credit really, I felt we could’ve done with more devilment in the final third. Our lads keep getting kicked in the teeth really, week after week.
“My lads should surround the referee really, they had three lads in his ear straight away. I’m looking forward to hearing what they say – I’m sure when I get in there they’ll all be singing from the same hymn sheet. Can I say I’m lost for words?
“Once we get over the disappointment we have to get ready for Tuesday.”
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