Dyche: Mirallas should have been sent off

After Burnley were beaten 1-0 to Everton, courtesy of winger Kevin Mirallas, manager Sean Dyche was angry at the final whistle, as he felt the Belgian international should have been sent off for a dangerous challenge on George Boyd. The Clarets boss added he’s considering making his players surround referees to turn decisions in their favour too, reports Sky Sports.

Everton’s Kevin Mirallas was perhaps fortunate to have remained on the field following a dangerous challenge on Burnley midfielder George Boyd, but referee Mike Jones gave the Belgian international a yellow card when other match officials may well have sent off the player.

As a result, Burnley manager Sean Dyche said he may consider telling his own players to put pressure on the referee with big decisions, as the Clarets continue to be let down by the game officials when it comes to calling the big incidents correctly.

This season, Burnley have been praised for their good behaviour and respect of the referees, but their defeat to Everton now sees them rock bottom of the Premier League table, and Dyche believes their honest style is doing them no favours.

He said: “I don’t think fans want to see players surrounding referees. We don’t – maybe we should because other teams would have for the Mirallas challenge. It is impossible he stays on the football pitch. I have no clue (why it was not a red card) – high, late. I don’t understand how he wasn’t sent off. It is nothing about him as a person, it is just factually in my opinion a red-card challenge.”

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