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Burnley fullback Bardsley blasted ref Friend at halftime of Spurs defeat

Burnley fullback Phil Bardsley was furious with referee Kevin Friend after his decision to award Tottenham a penalty for an Ashley Barnes handball.

The 36-year-old former Manchester United man had to be pulled back from Friend after a heated exchange in the tunnel.

Friend gave Tottenham a penalty after consulting the VAR monitor and ruling Barnes to have handled in the box.

Davinson Sanchez's effort struck Barnes on the arm from extremely close range, with Burnley left enraged by the decision.

Caretaker boss Mike Jackson made his feelings known from the touchline as the Clarets squad all protested against the decision on the pitch.

Harry Kane duly slotted from 12-yards on the stroke of half-time, but Burnley's protests continued down the tunnel.

Bardsley was spotted walking over towards Friend and waving his finger in anger at the decision.

Tempers flared in the bowels of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as Clarets players and staff continued to remonstrate with Friend.

Footage shows Bardsley appearing to march over in the direction of Friend, reports The Sun.

Then a member of the Clarets backroom team lead him away as he fumed with the decision.


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