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Queens Park Rangers: Ian Holloway compares refereeing decisions to Brexit after Championship draw with Bristol City

PUBLISHED: 10:00 24 December 2017

Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway (pic: Jonathan Brady/PA)

Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway (pic: Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Rs boss says referees need help in seeing the full picture when making big decisions in games

Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway likened refereeing decisions across all matches to the Brexit referendum after his team’s 1-1 draw at home to Bristol City in the Championship.

The Rs took the lead towards the end of the first half at Loftus Road when a Luke Freeman free kick was turned into his own net by Robins defender Aden Flint.

However, with nine minutes remaining, the west Londoners conceded a penalty which Bobby Reid conceded.

The decision to award a spot kick irked Holloway, who disagreed with referee Anthony Madley’s choice.

However, the QPR boss refused to criticise Madley, instead saying referees need help in seeing the full picture, comparing that to Brexit.

“We’re all in Brexit now, but none of us knew however many billion we had to pay to get out of the EU,” said the 54-year-old.

“They didn’t give us that information, but we’re out of it now.

“These referees should have a top man who can’t run anymore sat in the stands sat there talking to them saying ‘that’s not a penalty’ or ‘that is a handball’.

“I keep saying to Dave Allison and Mike Riley that we make sure we get respect.

“What that is is retire the people that can’t run anymore because the game is so quick and sit them with a monitor and let them talk to the referee.

“Let’s respect the referee by getting all the decisions right and not letting Gary Lineker and his boys, or whoever it is, pull it all apart.

“Look at rugby — we needed it implemented yesterday, not next year or the year after.”

Holloway was visibly disappointed to lose the win in such a manner, but was keen to put things into perspective at this time of year.

“For me, life is about keep believing, keep fighting and keep going because you never know what you’re going to be given,” he added.

“For us to not be given a right decision or whatever it is, that isn’t as bad as those poor people in Grenfell.

“They didn’t deserve that, did they? Life sometimes kick you, so we’re lucky that’s all we have to moan about.”

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