Martinez in dig at Blues after ill-tempered affair.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez has accused Chelsea players of influencing the referee in his side’s 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, BBC Sport reports.
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The Spaniard feels player power may have gone against his midfielder Gareth Barry, who was sent off late on after a second yellow card, and believes this needs investigating.
“To give Barry a second yellow just because of the reaction of the Chelsea players, that is disappointing,” he said.
“You don’t want to believe that that decision is given because of the reaction of the players. It’s something that we constantly see here. We have to allow the authorities to look into it.”