Bournemouth midfielder Dan Gosling has accused referee Jon Moss of “very disrespectful” comments during their 2-1 loss to Sheffield United on Sunday.
The defeat at Bramall Lane saw Bournemouth stay in 16th place, two points above the relegation zone with 12 matches of the season remaining.
“The ref didn’t help,” Gosling told the Bournemouth Echo.
“Giving soft fouls away and little comments to two or three of the lads didn’t help as well really.
“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.”