The retired forward claimed Usuthu did not lose fairly to the Buccaneers and addressed his displeasure to the man who ran the Orlando stadium.
After AmaZulu lost 1-0 to the Orlando Pirates on Thursday, coach Benni McCarthy turned his anger on referee Siyabulela Qunta, blaming him squarely for the Premier Soccer League loss.
The loss to the Buccaneers was the second in a row recorded by Usuthu as they failed to score at least one point at Orlando Stadium. McCarthy’s side remain second on the table with two games at the end of the season, with the Mamelodi Sundowns already confirmed as champions.
“We were beaten by the referee, not the Orlando Pirates, listen if I’m under pressure about my job, you do anything when your job is hanging by a thread.” McCarthy said after the game.
“So losing is part of football, I’m not bitter, I can bear to lose but when you lose that way, not against your opponent but against the man in the middle, what is it, a joke ?
“This is the first time I see this referee, how can the league even consider [him for] a game of this magnitude, the team that wants to finish second is behind you. ”
After slamming Qunta, fans reacted and told the former Bafana Bafana star to “grow some balls” and apologize as Qunta made the right decisions in the game.
Here are some of the reactions after the Pirates vs AmaZulu match:
As some fans condemned McCarthy, Pirates supporters clashed over whether it was time for Josef Zinnbauer to step down as head coach.