Dan Gosling demands apology from 'disgraceful' referee Jonathan Moss for showing 'zero respect'
The Cherries went down 2-1 at Bramall Lane, with a late goal from John Lundstram condemning them to defeat and denting their hopes of survival this season.
And Gosling was outraged afterwards, alleging Moss mocked his side throughout the match and showed “zero respect”.
“The ref didn’t help. Giving soft fouls away and little comments to two or three of the lads didn’t help as well really,” Gosling told the Daily Echo. “I thought it was very disrespectful what he was saying.
“It was just the little niggly ones and then the little sarky comments. The officials talk about respect at the start of the season and there was zero respect from Jon Moss on Sunday.
“I thought he was a disgrace. The comments that he made especially to me and one other player – talking about the relegation zone and ‘you’re still in the relegation zone’, ‘you’re having one’, ‘your team’s having one’ this and that and it was very, very disrespectful.”
Gosling confirmed the comments were made during the game before adding: “he should really come out and apologise because I thought he was a disgrace.”
Sunday’s game was the first time Moss had officiated a Bournemouth game this season.
The defeat leaves Eddie Howe’s side just two points above the relegation zone, but with one game less remaining than three or the four sides below them.
The Premier League are yet to comment on the matter.
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