Bury: David Flitcroft says referee 'made up' rules in draw with Wigan

Chris Hussey
Graham Salisbury dismissed Bury's Chris Hussey after showing him a second yellow card

Bury manager David Flitcroft has accused referee Graham Salisbury of applying his own rules in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Wigan Athletic.

With the Shakers leading 2-0, left-back Chris Hussey was sent off on 78 minutes for two bookable offences.

The Latics went on to score two late goals to snatch a point at Gigg Lane.

"The inconsistency of the referee's performance, he was just making it up in the end," Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester.

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David Flitcroft on Bury v Wigan

"We talk about the laws of the game, I don't think they were applied today - I think things were just being made up.

"The people above him, the people who send these referees, I don't believe that they're really thinking about who they've got to send to these games."

The draw prevented Bury from achieving a seventh consecutive win in League One, but they still sit an impressive fourth after their promotion last season.

"Being in League One has been brilliant, I've really enjoyed it and I think it has really suited us," Flitcroft added.

"We've taken all different teams on - every half is different in this league and it is another massive test for us next week at Rochdale."

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