Chris Sutton thinks it’s time to mic up referees in the Premier League following more controversy

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Former Chelsea, Birmingham and Aston Villa striker Chris Sutton believes it’s time for Premier League referees to wear microphones following another controversial weekend report the BBC.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, Sutton said: “If they explain what they are seeing in real time then they’ll get more sympathy.

“It’ll clear things up – the viewers will see things through their eyes.”

Suttons comments come after referees Lee Mason and Stuart Attwell were criticised this weekend, when people were confused why they didn’t make certain decisions during their games.

Mason was accused of losing control of the Brighton v West Brom game by Brighton captain Lewis Dunk following a series of decisions that eventually resulted in a disallowed goal for the visitors.

Attwell was in the crosshairs next after Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was baffled as to why the referee didn’t award the Red Devils a penalty after a clear handball by Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Sutton went on to say: “They have trained years to get to this level. These are the best around, the referees we have in the Premier League at the moment.

“If they were mic’d up and explained why they made the call then there would be a far better understanding. It will be a good thing and transform the game.”


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