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During his career, which included stints at Crystal Palace, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Rangers and Millwall, Kevin Muscat earned himself a reputation as a no-holds-barred kind of footballer.
It seems age, and a switch to coaching, has not mellowed his temperament.
Muscat's Melbourne Victory side went down 1-0 to the Brisbane Roar in the A-League semi-finals on Sunday, but the firey manager was only interested in talking about a controversial incident in the final minutes of the game.
Victory midfielder Mark Milligan appeared to be taken down by Roar captain Matt Smith during a goalmouth scramble, but referee Strebre Delovski waved play on.
Muscat was not happy about this. He unleashed a tirade at the official:
At this level, to be so distanced from the game, and to get such a big decision wrong, we really have to analyse, and the FFA should really look into how we get this better, because from my perspective the referees need to be full-time if we're to be taken seriously. ...
It's beyond belief.
From where I was it looked like he put the whistle to his mouth, then basically bottled it.
Big crowd, home team, and he bottled it.
He told Mark Milligan he didn't think there was any contact.
He's probably not paid to think, he's paid to get the decisions right.