Andy Carroll has risked a Football Association action for questioning the integrity of a match official by accusing referee Jon Moss of attempting to ‘even up’ decisions by awarding Leicester City a stoppage time penalty in Sunday’s 2-2 draw against West Ham.
West Yorkshire official Moss was escorted off the King Power Stadium pitch by security officers following a controversial performance that saw him award two debatable penalties and dismiss Leicester forward Jamie Vardy for diving.
West Ham forward Carroll scored from the penalty spot after Moss had judged that Wes Morgan had hauled Winston Reid to the ground on 83 minutes, but the England forward was then on the wrong end of the referee’s decision-making when he conceded a 94th minute penalty following a tangle with Jeffrey Schlupp.
And with Leonardo Ulloa scoring from the spot to keep Leicester’s title bid on track. Carroll hit out at Moss for allowing himself to be swayed by the events of the game.
“I think it was a poor decision,” Carroll said. “I think he (Moss) is trying to even it up and I think a lot of people have said that.
“It’s not acceptable, week-in, week-out we’ve had bad decisions and bad decisions cost us games.
“It is eight points now that we’ve dropped. It is not acceptable, to be honest.
“Four decisions went against us. When we had our penalty, Wes Morgan said “he doesn’t know what he’s doing, he’s been bad all game.” It’s happening every week and it’s unacceptable.
“They need video evidence, 100 per cent. Whether they’ve got the camera, whatever – something needs to happen.
“We could have been third in the league now if we had those eight points. Third and now we’re still fighting for fourth, fifth spot and we’re slipping down by losing these points.”