REVEALED: Sergio Reguilon escaped red card after foul-mouthed rant at referee Craig Pawson during Tottenham’s defeat by West Ham after calling official a ‘motherf*****’ in Spanish after being booked for Jarrod Bowen shove
- Tottenham lost their fifth top-flight game in their last six matches at West Ham
- Frustration from the visitors grew after Michail Antonio put the Hammers ahead
- But it came to a head in the 44th minute with Sergio Reguilon’s X-rated rant
- The left-back was booked by referee Craig Pawson for pushing Jarrod Bowen
- But his insults in Spanish were not understood so no further punishment came
Tottenham left-back Sergio Reguilon avoided a red card against West Ham despite aiming an X-rated verbal attack in Spanish on referee Craig Pawson.
Spurs suffered their fifth Premier League defeat in their last six games as they went down 2-1 to their London rivals, once again increasing the pressure on boss Jose Mourinho.
Michail Antonio put the Hammers in front after just five minutes and Spurs’ frustration grew throughout the half.
Sergio Reguilon avoided a red card after a foul-mouthed rant in Spanish at Craig Pawson
He was furious after he was shown a first-half yellow card in Tottenham’s defeat by West Ham
And Reguilon showed that the players were beginning to feel the heat too at the London Stadium after a foul-mouthed rant in his native tongue just a minute before the half-time interval.
After being shown a yellow card for shoving West Ham forward Jarrod Bowen, Reguilon remonstrated with Pawson and yelled in Spanish: ‘F****** hell mate.
‘What card is that? God. A s*** card. Motherf*****.’
It appears however Pawson does not speak Spanish and therefore did not understand the insult, allowing the game to continue without further punishment – such as giving the Spain international his marching orders – being dished out.
The Spain international was booked after pushing West Ham forward Jarrod Bowen
But it appears referee Pawson (left) did not understand the insults so no further action came
Tottenham and the Premier League declined to comment when approached by Sportsmail.
Reguilon, 24, was making his first appearance for Spurs since January after missing their last seven games due to a muscle injury.
But the defender – who joined Spurs from Real Madrid for £30million last summer – suffered on his return and could not prevent Jesse Lingard netting a second for the hosts before Lucas Moura pulled one back in vain.
Mourinho however bit back at claims that his Tottenham side are in crisis despite sitting nine points behind the Hammers in fourth.
When asked after the game whether he was starting to question his own methods, Mourinho replied: ‘Not at all. Zero.
Reguilon was making his first Spurs appearance since January following a muscle injury
‘Sometimes the results are a consequence of multi-situations. And my coaching methods are second to nobody in the world.
‘It’s [qualifying for the Champions League] mathematically possible. When it is mathematically possible it is still realistic. Very hard yes but mathematically possible.
‘The team have problems but I believe you need to have a light that makes it possible to win matches.
Tottenham’s loss at West Ham was a fifth Premier League loss in their last six top-flight games
‘And when that light comes back – that means when you hit the post (and the) ball goes inside the net rather than outside – we can win a couple of matches in a row.
‘The situation can change and we can still fight for top four. The gap is nine points now but in football it is still very possible.
‘And in the Europa League we are still alive and is a window of opportunity for us. Maybe we can also get to the Champions League through that.’
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