Fulham manager, Scott Parker, has lashed out at the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), after Josh Maja’s equaliser against Tottenham Hotspur was disallowed for handball.
The Nigerian forward thought he had cancelled out Tosin Adarabioyo’s own goal in the 62nd minute.
But VAR adjudged Gabon’s Mario Lemina to have touched the ball with his hand in the build-up.
Thursday’s 1-0 defeat ended Fulham’s five-game unbeaten run in the top-flight and Parker believes referee David Coote could have done better with his decisions.
“You’re losing the raw emotion of a game you absolutely love, it’s a shame and my opinion has not changed. It would only have damning effects,” Parker was quoted by the Mirror.
“You’ll get to a point where there is no emotion in the game, tonight is about common sense really.
“I understand why the goal was not given tonight, that’s the law. I don’t agree with that, looking at it I don’t know what he can do, his arm is by his side.
“But maybe a bit of common sense is needed, we’ve got VAR so you can always look back and see if there has been a clear advantage and there wasn’t a clear advantage tonight.
“We should have got something out of the game today, we’ve not done that and that’s disappointing. Overall, a first-class performance.”
The result left Fulham 18th on the league table, three points adrift of safety.