Gary O’Neil branded the penalty given to Brentford in Bournemouth’s 2-0 defeat “scandalous”.
Ivan Toney was pulled to the ground by Marcos Senesi shortly earlier than half-time, giving referee Jarred Gillett what appeared a easy penalty choice.
However, Cherries boss O’Neil insisted VAR ought to have noticed Toney really held on to the defender’s arm till they reached the field.
But the choice stood and Toney, nonetheless to overlook a penalty for Brentford, duly took his unblemished document to 21 profitable spot-kicks from 21 makes an attempt.
Mathias Jensen added the second with a cool end from the sting of the realm to sentence Bournemouth to a sixth consecutive defeat, all since O’Neil was made everlasting supervisor.
O’Neil stated: “Ivan Toney has managed to lock Marcos’ arm under him and pulled him down.
“In this day and age with VAR it’s scandalous. I’ve spoken to the referee and told him I expect an apology.
“When I watched it I thought, ‘They’re definitely overturning that’. I thought it was a terrible decision.
“We had the same referee in the play-off semi-final here two years ago and I thought he was equally as bad this evening as he was then. I thought it was a strange game to give him.
“But he should have been helped by VAR. Live I can see how it was given, but how we can’t then come to the right decision is scandalous.”
Bournemouth at the moment are only a level above the relegation zone, however O’Neil added: “I’d rather talk about the players and performance, they worked their socks off to the end. I didn’t think there was much in the game against a good side.
“What I saw today is they are still fully committed. I thought they were ready to go this evening and they competed with Brentford. I thought they were unfortunate to come away with nothing.”
Brentford climbed as much as eighth within the Premier League after a 3rd straight win and stretched their unbeaten run to seven matches.
Boss Thomas Frank stated: “I’m very pleased with the boys. I knew it would be a difficult game.
“I don’t believe in defining games of the season, but I said to the boys, ‘This is a defining-ish game’.
“Bournemouth are a similar team to us, similar sized club, similar budget, and we had to make sure we are absolutely bang on, and I can’t praise the lads enough for doing that.”
As for O’Neil’s response to the penalty, Frank added: “I think scandalous is a big word to use. I’d be disappointed with my defenders if they defended like that.”