Brown slams `rubbish' referees

26 April 2011 11:30
Manager Phil Brown revealed his frustration at referee Phil Gibbs after Cardiff's 1-0 win at Deepdale ensured Preston's relegation from the npower Championship. Brown felt Gibbs should have dismissed Bluebirds defender Jlloyd Samuel for a heavy challenge on Iain Hume which led to the striker being forced off in the 34th minute. Gibbs also denied Brown's men at least one penalty as Peter Whittingham's sixth-minute strike sent North End tumbling into the third tier for the first time since 2000. And Brown said: "I thought it was a leg-breaking challenge on Hume. The lad has got a 12-inch scar from his knee down to his ankle and it was a red card for me. "A penalty decision would have changed the course of the game and I just don't know what referees are seeing. "They seem to be courting the glamour more than ever and the more controversial they are the better they are. It's absolute rubbish."

Source: PA