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Last Updated: Sunday, 19 November 2006, 14:10 GMT
Boothroyd fears rap over ref jibe
Adrian Boothroyd
Boothroyd was left fuming at referee Chris Foy's performance
Watford boss Adrian Boothroyd has refused to back down after his weekend outburst at referee Chris Foy.

Boothroyd was furious after Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Portsmouth, claiming poor officials should be "put in the stocks and hit with tomatoes for a week".

And Boothroyd remains in unrepentant mood, admitting: "I expect I am in trouble already but I am not letting this go.

"I don't mean send them to jail but we pay for poor decisions, why not them?"

I will be speaking to (referees' chief) Keith Hackett because I want to see something done

Adrian Boothroyd

Foy was the target of Boothroyd's tirade after he awarded Pompey a last-minute penalty that Lomana LuaLua scored to deny the Hornets a draw.

Boothroyd also claimed his side had been denied two confident spot-kick shouts and he said: "The least I expect is a bit of consistency.

"I didn't ask the referee round to dinner. I just made a statement - not a question - which had an exclamation mark at the end.

"I will be speaking to (referees' chief) Keith Hackett because I want to see something done.

606: DEBATE
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"I was one of the first to support referees and say they deserved the help of technology with major decisions but when they are poor there has to be more than a couple of weeks demotion for them."

Boothroyd's comments come just days after Graham Poll was lambasted by Chelsea players for his performance in the Blues' 2-1 defeat to Tottenham.



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