Southampton star Ryan Bertrand copies Mourinho's referee complaint after Liverpool loss

Ryan Bertrand

Ryan Bertrand was not impressed by Kevin Friend at St Mary's.

Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw against Burnley yesterday at Stamford Bridge in one of the more controversial games of the season. Chelsea seemed to be cruising to victory until the 69th minute, when Ashley Barnes put an awful challenge in on Nemanja Matic. Matic reacted, pushing him to the floor and got sent off. Barnes was not even booked.

With 11 v 10 Burnley pressed on and scored an equaliser through Ben Mee.

It was not the only poor decision from the referee Martin Atkinson. He missed two blatant penalties for Chelsea and Barnes committed another nasty foul on Ivanovic at the start of the match.

After the game Mourinho refused to comment on the incidents, just naming the minutes in which each one occurred. He told the BBC:

"There are four moments of the game where you can write the story. Minutes 30, 33, 43 and 69. Don't ask me more questions."

Southampton could have felt similarly aggrieved after their tie with Liverpool. Referee Kevin Friend missed two blatant penalties in the first ten minutes of the game. He and his officials then failed to spot Simon Mignolet handle outside the area in yet another inept performance from match officials.

The first incident was a foul by Emre Can on Filip Djuricic, which came in the fourth minute. One Southampton player channelled Mourinho in his Twitter complaint about the game.

Ryan Bertrand, himself formerly of Chelsea, was not playing for Southampton as he was serving the final game of a three match suspension for a red card received against Swansea City.

And he Tweeted this witty jab whilst watching the game.

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