Dan Gosling brands referee Jon Moss a ‘disgrace’, claiming he mocked Bournemouth over relegation troubles and told players ‘you’re having one’

Bournemouth midfielder Dan Gosling has dramatically accused referee Jon Moss of mocking him and his teammates for their lowly position in the Premier League.

Moss was in charge of the Cherries’ Premier League match at Sheffield United on Sunday.

Gosling believes Moss should apologise for the way he treatedt the Bournemouth players at Bramall Lane
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The Blades won the game 2-1, keeping Bournemouth in a relegation battle. They are currently 16th, just two points above the drop.

Gosling has claimed Bournemouth were not helped by Moss making comments during the game at Bramall Lane, branding the referee a ‘disgrace’.

The official allegedly mocked Cherries players over their relegation troubles and performance.

Gosling told the Bournemouth Echo: “The ref didn’t help. Giving soft fouls away and little comments to two or three of the lads didn’t help as well really.

“I thought it was very disrespectful what he was saying.

“It was just the little niggly ones and then the little sarky comments.

“The officials talk about respect at the start of the season and there was zero respect from Jon Moss on Sunday.

Gosling made the explosive comments just after the game finished
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“I thought he was a disgrace. The comments that he made especially to me and one other player – talking about the relegation zone and ‘you’re still in the relegation zone’, ‘you’re having one’, ‘your team’s having one’ this and that and it was very, very disrespectful.”

When asked if the comments were made while the match was going on, Gosling added: “During the game, yeah.

“I think he should really come out and apologise because I thought he was a disgrace.”

It is understood Bournemouth are in discussions with the Premier League over the accusations made by Gosling.

The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) – the body in charge of officiating in the Premier League – declined to comment when contacted on Monday.


Bournemouth midfielder Dan Gosling has dramatically accused referee Jon Moss of mocking him and his teammates for their lowly position in the Premier League. Moss was in charge of the Cherries’ Premier League match at Sheffield United on Sunday. The Blades won the game 2-1, keeping Bournemouth in a relegation battle. They are currently 16th, […]

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