Bristol City manager Nigel Pearson has received an FA charge following comments made following the recent defeat against Queens Park Rangers.
But Pearson was left fuming by what he saw as a number of contentious decisions that went against his side throughout the game.
The City manager took issue with the non-award of a first-half penalty after a foul on Alex Scott and was annoyed by the decision to give the visitors a late corner that led to their match-winning goal.
Following the game, Pearson said: “We came across a strong team and some dodgy refereeing.
“We should’ve had another penalty. The decisions were awful and I’ve told him that.
“I hope the next time we see him he’s on the park because that’s where he should be.
“How the assistant didn’t see it (the foul on Scott).
“Look, we had it all on playing against 11 when we had 10 but the decisions just continued to be awful. It was a terrible performance by them.
“I’m not someone who moans a lot but let me tell you, that was awful today, and I told him as well.”
The Football Association released a statement confirming Pearson had been charged on Wednesday.
It read: “It is alleged that comments made during his post-match interview were improper and/or insulting and/or bring the game into disrepute.
“He has until Friday 14 January 2022 to provide a response.”