Nottingham Forest news: Morgan Gibbs-White slammed by pundit as FA probe launched
Paul Robinson has slammed Nottingham Forest midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White for his “stupid” comments about the officials performance against Brentford.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England number one told the 22-year-old to “be very careful” with his words in future.
Steve Cooper’s side drew 2-2 with Brentford on Saturday (5 November).
Referee Andre Marriner and VAR official Lee Mason ruled on a number of controversial incidents at the City Ground.
Speaking to the BBC post-match, Gibbs-White claimed his side were “cheated out of three points” by the officials.
As reported by The Telegraph‘s John Percy (6 November), the Football Association are set to investigate the midfielder’s accusation that Forest were ‘cheated’.
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When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on Gibbs-White’s post-match outburst, Robinson said: “It is a stupid thing to say.
“You have got to be very careful with your choice of words. You certainly cannot insinuate that the officials have cheated. If you do that, you will get yourself in trouble.
“You can be frustrated, you can be disappointed and you can voice your opinion. One thing you cannot suggest is that the referees are cheats. They are not.
“They might get decisions wrong but when they do, you have to be careful with your words. Gibbs-White will get himself in trouble because it really is a silly thing to say.”