Sydney FC Manager Graham Arnold Calls Referee An ‘Embarrassment’ During FFA Cup Loss To Adelaide United

The Sydney FC gaffer is not a happy man…

Sydney FC manager Graham Arnold has slammed referee Ben Williams after his side’s exit from the FFA Cup against Adelaide United.

Best AFL players: We rate the 40 best players of the 2014 season
2015 AFL Free Agents: We rate the five biggest names who headline the 2015 free agent crop
Biggest AFL trades: We rate the five biggest moves of the AFL trade and free agency period

Two extra-time goals from Bruce Djite sealed the win for the Reds as the Sky Blues had centre-back Nikola Petkovic sent off for a high boot on Fabio Ferreira with three minutes remaining of normal time.

Arnold labelled the decision an “embarrassment” on in front a TV camera during the game after Williams stopped the match to brandish a red card only after an Adelaide attack was broken down.

“I feel for the fans and the viewers and most of all I feel sorry for the players,” Arnold said.

“I made my feelings known in the emotion of the game.

“It’s the first time I’ve seen a red card given after play on … they both get up and chased the ball.”

Adelaide United now move onto the semi-final stage of the FFA Cup, while Sydney FC will now put all its focus on its A-League clash with Brisbane Roar on Friday.

More Stories Adelaide United Sydney FC