Brighton manager Gus Poyet says the threat of being fined by the footballing authorities will turn him into a robot.
He told BBC Sussex: "They are trying to make us be robots and tell you what you can say - which is nothing.
"The rules are so unclear. You're going to get a little robot."
Poyet believes referees should be as accountable as managers for their decisions.
"What we are trying [to do] is to help get better referees and better officials," the former Chelsea and Tottenham midfielder continued.
"We see different things, but they don't want that. They want you not to say a word or criticise.
"If I do something, I need to apologise.
"They do whatever they like - they don't apologise."