Tigana: Its a joke

Monday 17 December 2001

Fulham Manager Jean Tigana has blasted referee Neale Barry following an incident in the 4-0 crash at White Hart Lane.

Midfielder Steed Malbranque committed a foul on Spurs' midfielder Steffen Freund, but the ref booked striker Louis Saha instead.

Planetfootball.com reports that Tigana said: "A white man committed the foul, but a black man was booked. It's a joke."

Barry has afterwards realized his inexplainable mistake and will contact the Football Assocation. But it's unclear if Barry will be sanctioned for the astonishing bluner.