Mateo Kovacic Heard Calling David Coote The "Worst Ref Ever" During Chelsea Defeat
Mateo Kovacic was heard calling match referee David Coote the "worst ref ever" during Chelsea's crushing defeat to West Brom on Saturday.
The Blues actually took the lead in the first half but the game was turned on its head by Thiago Silva's red card before the break.
His decision to send off Silva angered fans on social media, with Chelsea midfielder Kovacic also expressing his frustration towards him.
After picking up a yellow card, Kovacic said: "Worst ref ever" in an angry outburst.
"Shame on you. Yeah, yeah, well done. Worst ref ever."
Mateo Kovacic isn't best pleased with the referee's decision to award a foul there.
- Adam Newson (@AdamNewson) April 3, 2021
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"Worst ref ever," says Kovacic after getting a yellow card. #CFC #CHEWBA
- Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) April 3, 2021
One Twitter user reacted to Coote's showing by saying: "Our standard of referee is abysmal considering we're the 'most competitive' league in the world."
A second tweeted: "And he's f**king correct."
A third added: "He is not wrong at all. Amateur level refs!"
David Coote having another stinker I'm hearing? Imagine my shock. pic.twitter.com/MEJGxHVlNg
- Lawson (@ExpertlyHendo) April 3, 2021
I don't blame the red card decision, but on everything else David Coote has been absolutely shocking today.
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- Tom Overend (@tovers98) April 3, 2021
David Coote should not be a Premier League referee and nothing will ever change this fact. This is shameful.
- CFCLars (@CFCLars1) April 3, 2021
Chelsea remain in fourth place with West Ham, Tottenham, Liverpool and Everton all set to play in the next few days.
The race for the final Champions League place is hotting up.
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