I will become a robot, says Brighton manager Gus Poyet

Gus Poyet
Poyet was appointed Brighton manager in November 2009

Brighton manager Gus Poyet says the threat of being fined by the footballing authorities will turn him into a robot.

The Uruguayan refused to comment on referee Craig Pawson after he sent off two Albion players in their 1-0 defeat to Burnley last weekend.

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."