Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has revealed his frustration with a number of referee calls that cost his team a share of the points in Rangers’ 2-1 defeat to West Brom at Loftus Road.
With the home side trailing 1-0, the Baggies doubled their lead through an own goal by QPR goalkeeper Rob Green, but the R’s boss believes the goal should not have stood due to a foul on the England international.
“We were 1-0 down and looking to get back into the game, and Fortuné backs into the goalkeeper and has no intension on playing the ball," said the QPR manager.
“Rob Green ends up trying to deal with it and he should really have just fallen over I suppose because the referee would have had to give a free kick, but because he tried to stay on his feet he didn’t give it.
“It was a terrible decision.”
Redknapp also said Rangerss should have had a penalty late into the game after Baggies defender Liam Ridgewell appeared to handle the ball in the area after a headed shot from Stephane Mbia, but the many appeals from the players and the bench were turned down by referee Chris Foy.
“They were two poor decisions. I’m not one to come in and blame the referee, if you get beat, you get beat.
“But it was a blatant penalty. If your hand’s above shoulder height it’s a penalty.
“The ball is headed at him from three or four yards away and his hand is at full stretch above his head.
“He’s handled the ball and he’s not given the penalty. It’s scandalous.”