Watch: Charlie Austin’s passionate rant about officials after disallowed goal
Southampton incorrectly had a goal ruled out in their 1-1 draw against Watford on Saturday – and it’s fair to say Charlie Austin was not happy about it.
Mark Hughes’ side, looking for their first win since September, were leading 1-0 at St Mary’s when Austin thought he had doubled their advantage, only for referee Simon Hooper to disallow it, believing the ball had come off Maya Yoshida, who was in an offside position.
And though the Saints managed to hold onto their lead heading into the final 10 minutes, they were eventually left to rue the mistake when Jose Holebas scored an 82nd-minute equaliser to leave Saints 17th in the Premier League, above the relegation zone on goal difference alone.
“It’s ridiculous. The officials cost us two points today, standard,” Austin said afterwards.
“It’s a joke. You go on about VAR; help the officials out. We play in the Premier League, the most watched league in the world. Give them all the help they need because clearly they need it.
“It’s a joke.”
Watch Austin’s full interview below.