MLS referee Kevin Stott supposedly told an LA Galaxy player at the weekend that he was under instruction not to send off the best players to make sure they could all play in the second leg of the semi final and subsequent final.
LA Galaxy player Omar Alejandro Gonzalez is the man in question. He claimed Seattle Sounders’ Zach Scott, who played most of the match on a yellow card, should have been dismissed after committing five more bad fouls, including three in the final ten minutes.
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Here’s what Gonazlez said after the match:
“It’s tough when Stott says to one of your players that he’s not going to give another yellow because he wants the best players to play in the next game. I think it’s not his job to focus on the next game. It’s his job to focus on the game tonight, the game at hand. For him to say that to one of our players is pretty ridiculous”.
If proved to be true, Stott could probably be suspended and/or sacked.