Referee Was Rude Claims Leicester City Manager Nigel Pearson

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Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson revealed that his sending off in last nights 2-2 home draw to promotion rivals Middlesbrough, was caused because of a rude disruption to his half time team talk by referee Gavin Ward.

“I don’t know what really happened – I was talking to my players and giving them instructions for the second half when I was rudely interrupted”. Said Pearson after a late Jermaine Beckford goal claimed a point for the Foxes.

“I didn’t see who it was that barged into my dressing room but I told them to get out – and that may be a euphemism for what I actually said”. He added.

Pearson was livid with the half time interruption on a night where Ward made a number of questionable decisions against the home side, and the Leicester manager has claimed he’ll fight any action that comes his way from the FA regarding his dismissal.

“When I am talking to my players in my space and someone tries to interrupt me and talk to me when they have not been invited to do so, that is rude.- If the FA have to get involved then I will be appealing, there’s no doubt about that. I can’t wait to see what happens.”

Leicester are next in action on Saturday when they visit another promotion chasing side in the Championship, in the shape of Brighton.

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