Blackpool boss Ian Holloway angry at fourth official

Ian Holloway
Ian Holloway is in his third season as Blackpool manager

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway says the fourth official at his side's 2-2 draw with Coventry should be charged by the FA rather than him.

The Seasiders boss feels that Guy Stretton prevented him from making a substitution before a Coventry corner which led to a goal for Gary Deegan.

He told BBC Radio Lancashire: "They [the officials] should be more respectful.

"They should be saying, 'Erm, yes, actually I got that wrong'."

Holloway was sent to the stands after becoming angry at being unable to replace injured defender Ian Evatt prior to Coventry taking a corner and subsequently scoring.

City made a substitution themselves at this point bringing on striker Clive Platt.

Holloway said: "I'll take responsibility for what I did, if they make him [fourth official] take responsibility for what he should have done.

"I went to see the referee 30 minutes after the game and I was told something that in my opinion isn't true."

Holloway was in trouble with the FA last season, being banned from the touchline for improper conduct after comments made about referee Mike Dean.

The seasiders were also fined £25,000 for fielding a weakened team against Aston Villa in the Premier League.

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