Southampton fans react as Mark Hughes could be hit with FA charge

According to reports in The Telegraph, Southampton manager Mark Hughes could be hit with an FA charge following his post-match comments about referee Jon Moss after the 1-1 draw against Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday, and Saints fans have been quick to react.

The 54-year-old was furious about a couple of decisions late on in the match on Merseyside – including the Toffees’ equaliser which came more than a minute after the original four minutes of allotted injury time – and his words could certainly be construed as mockery of the official.

According to The Telegraph, Hughes said: “The assistant referee is about two or three yards away and clearly sees it isn’t a foul but Jon Moss, as he usually is about 30 yards behind play, decided to give a free-kick.”

Southampton supporters, who were furious with stand-in captain Ryan Bertrand on Saturday, took to social media to give their thoughts on the rumour, and while one labelled it as “astounding”, another said “and this is why it’s pathetic”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…