Harry Arter has spoken out about being singled out by match officials when it comes to collecting yellow cards.
Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo, Arter, who now misses the FA Cup trip to Carlisle United on Saturday, is quoted as saying: "Their player handled it. He headed the ball into his hand and the referee, who was face-on, gave it. I don’t know why he consulted the linesman because he was miles away. It was a strange decision. He chose to book me because I was probably saying out loud what the supporters were all saying in the stand. I didn’t say anything too bad and didn’t swear or anything. I just asked the linesman why he had got involved. I don’t know why he convinced the referee that there hadn’t been a handball when the referee had seen it. He was a lot closer and could see it. I have been in control of my discipline in the past few games. To get a decision like that was disappointing. I probably shout more than the other lads but some of them were saying the same as I was and it was only me who got booked. I feel I am being highlighted before a game. In a way, I have earned that reputation so it is my fault. But, in another way, it is unfair on me".
Next time don't get involved Arter (ed)!
Source: Cherries MAD