An Emotional Charlie Austin Fully Loses It In Post Match Interview And He's Spot On
Southampton striker Charlie Austin gave a memorable post-match interview after Saints conceded a late equaliser against Watford.
With the hosts 1-0 up at St Mary's, Austin had a goal chalked off to make it 2-0 after it was deemed "offside" by the officials - and the decision proved crucial as Jose Holebas' strike denied Mark Hughes' side a crucial win and meant the points were shared.
And Austin did not hold back in his post-match interview with the BBC. His voice went very high and he'll likely get a hefty fine coming his way, but the former QPR striker was full of emotion, passion and honesty throughout.
Often these types of interviews can be very predictable as footballers throw around the same cliches and don't really answer questions properly.
But Austin was overcome with frustration and simply couldn't help but let it all out.
"It's ridiculous, they shouldn't be in the game. The officials cost us 2 points"
Charlie Austin is less than impressed with today's refereeing
- Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) November 10, 2018
"It's ridiculous. They've cost us two points."@chazaustin10 is furious...
"People go on about VAR, they clearly need help. If this is the best, most-watched league in the world then give them all the help they need. It is a joke." #SaintsFC pic.twitter.com/PVAItdQAM7
- BBC Solent Sport (@solentsport) November 10, 2018
The 29-year old's strong opinions have become the talk of the town on social media, with reactions aplenty:
I have never seen a footballer moan in an interview like Charlie Austin is aha :joy::joy:
- Jordan Hughes (@jordhughes0307) November 10, 2018
Think Charlie Austin is going to be a few grand lighter in his wallet after that interview #SOUWAT
- Peter Burton (@ThePeterBurton) November 10, 2018
Charlie Austin on Final Score is the best interview with a disgruntled footballer you'll see in a very long time - only question now is how much of this week's salary he is asked to hand over to the FA Christmas party fund.
- Jason Gibbins (@Jgibbins) November 10, 2018
Charlie Austin giving an interview sounding like he's just phoned up talksport :ok_hand:
- Benj (@BSTheTruth) November 10, 2018
Quality Charlie Austin post match interview. Heart on sleeve that lad. He is pissed off to put it mildly ! #souvwat
- Jaggerbog (@firesuite3007) November 10, 2018
Charlie Austin losing his shit post match interview ... sounds like he's got a point but he'll probably end up paying for that . VAR wouldn't solve the problem entirely tho as it relies on the officials actually deciding to use it or not
- Leanne Taylor (@Arlandria_II) November 10, 2018