A missed penalty call in Saturday's Portland Timbers-D.C. United match was enough to set off Timbers owner Merritt Paulson. He not only rattled off a tirade on Twitter bashing MLS officiating, he then confronted match officials after the match.
Major League Soccer punished Paulson for his actions, fining him $25,000 for his actions, and for the following tweets:
"Let's be real…nfl replacement refs have nothing on mls primary refs. Sick of this garbage"
"I will happily take the fine. Its atrocious. Should balance out. Guess policy is to balance JWF atmosphere"
"All season long…not a single damn pk awarded to us. Numerous cut/dry blown calls. And let's give DC a gift for good measure"
What do you think of this development? See $25,000 as a fair fine? Think Paulson has a point? See other team owners stepping up to criticize MLS referees?
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