Coleman: Give Boa a break
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Chris Coleman believes Luis Boa Morte is getting a raw deal from referees.Chris Coleman believes Fulham captain Luis Boa Morte is getting a raw deal from referees.
Boa Morte was sent off against West Bromwich Albion earlier this month for two yellow cards, with Coleman feeling the dismissal was unjust.
The Fulham boss feels his skipper is on the wrong end of refereeing decisions due to incidents which have happened earlier in his career.
Coleman has called on officials to be a little more understanding with Boa Morte and is hoping to break down the communication barrier with referees.
"Luis likes to express himself on the pitch and likes making the connection with people," said Coleman.
"Sometimes the referees are a brick wall. There's no relationship.
"He'll get pulled up on things because of his history, but that's the way it is.
"I think he'd have to be machine-gunned to get a penalty."