Hull boss Brown defends Premiership refs

Hull City boss Phil Brown has jumped to the defence of underfire referees. Penalties for Manchester United and Wigan and a red card for Everton's Tim Cahill have all come under scrutiny. Bolton and Manchester City managers Gary Megson and Mark Hughes - whose teams were both on the receiving end of dubious penalty decisions - both called for the introduction of television replays. However, although Brown can sympathise with his counterparts he does not think video replays are the way forward.

Hull City boss Phil Brown has jumped to the defence of underfire referees.

Penalties for Manchester United and Wigan and a red card for Everton's Tim Cahill have all come under scrutiny.

Bolton and Manchester City managers Gary Megson and Mark Hughes - whose teams were both on the receiving end of dubious penalty decisions - both called for the introduction of television replays.

However, although Brown can sympathise with his counterparts he does not think video replays are the way forward.

"If we highlight the Cahill incident, that was definitely not a red card but there were two or three on Saturday that were right," he said.

"But you can't take away the human element of the referee."

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