The Football Association has asked Troy Deeney to explain some comments he made after his Watford side’s 3-3 draw with Bournemouth.
Watford captain Deeney’s post-match interview sent social media into a frenzy after accusing referee David Coote of “bottling it” when making decisions during the game.
Deeney also claimed Bournemouth’s Dan Gosling of “trying to do” Tom Cleverley in a tackle.
The striker scored twice in the six-goal thriller and admitted he felt Hornets team-mate Abdoulaye Doucoure was “lucky” to have not been sent off for a tackle on Cherries midfielder Ryan Fraser.
And Fraser, who was stood next to Deeney when he was being interviewed, raised his eyebrows in reaction to the comments.
Deeney said: “Doucoure probably did get lucky [not to be sent off], but you can’t tell me that their boy [Gosling] did not try to do Tom Cleverley.
“They know it. We know. But the referee bottled it on a few occasions.”
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