Adams sees red after double dismissal
Updated Saturday, 12th March 2011
Sheffield United manager Micky Adams was far from happy with the referee's decisions to send off Darius Henderson and Lee Williamson during the 3-0 defeat at Watford.
Danny Graham put the Hornets 1-0 up in the 10th minute before Darius Henderson and Lee Williamson were dismissed in the 28th and 34th minutes respectively. Martin Taylor and Ross Jenkins then netted second-half goals to secure a comfortable win over the relegation battling Blades.
"I've obviously got to be very careful about what I say," said Adams.
"But I've reviewed the footage of the incidents and I think there's a case for both players to feel a little bit harshly treated.
"I think the referee left himself with nowhere to go (for the sending off of Henderson) after the first booking. And then the second one, I will defend Darius here and I'm upset that one of their players [Lee Hodson] has been stretchered off - I hope he's OK, I hope he's well and not seriously injured - but quite clearly Darius is watching the ball and as far as he's concerned, after the header, he thinks it's a goalscoring opportunity and I think he's right."
Speaking of Williamson's sending off, Adams said: "If they're going to send players off for that it's ridiculous. It's a booking. Straight red? Violent conduct? I'm not sure about that."