Birmingham City’s tremendous unbeaten run at home in the Championship came to a close on Saturday as Bristol City became the first visiting side to win at St. Andrew’s since March.
Famara Diedhiou scored the only goal of the game in the second half to give the Robins a valuable three points, putting a dent into Birmingham’s promotion hopes heading into a busy festive season that could make or break their campaign.
While a defeat at home was eventually going to be inevitable, many Birmingham fans were furious with the manner of the loss and the officiating they saw in the match – with referee John Brooks waving away the Blues’ appeals for a penalty on no fewer than three occasions.
Plenty of fans took to social media after the match to vent their frustrations towards the officials, believing they were robbed of the opportunity to extend their impressive run of form at home.
We have gathered some of their comments below.
Just seen the Maghoma penalty appeal again from yesterday, blatant, teams constantly been let down by officials at this level is a joke. #BCFC
— Alex Dagnan (@Daggy_5) December 9, 2018
@BCFC now ive seen some bad officials…. But what the hell was that? 2 penalties and a handball?! Absolute joke to then book our players? If players have to apolagise for bad challenges then officials should say sorry for bad decisions! @EFL #bcfc #1-0toTheRef
— Laura_x (@LauraMcDx) December 8, 2018
— Louise (@lou1875) December 8, 2018
Wtf that looked a clear penalty #bcfc
— BCFC FANS FORUM (@bcfansforum) December 8, 2018
But if he booked him for the first appeal then surely if he felt the second wasn't a pen either shouldn't he have got a second d yellow, ref was very poor today
— Phil Hyde (@PhilHyde9) December 8, 2018
Mags not a pen, Che’s first dive probably persuades the ref not to give the 2nd shout. Possibly a pen, you’d think it harsh if awarded against you, but they have been given.
— Roz Smith (@Rosalino_1) December 8, 2018
The one Adams got booked for was crazy
— Joe Turner (@JoeTurner1978) December 8, 2018
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