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Bournemouth: Cherries ask Premier League to investigate alleged comments made by official

Jonathan Moss has refereed Bournemouth on three occasions in the past two seasons

Bournemouth have asked the Premier League to “look into” alleged comments made by referee Jonathan Moss during Sunday’s defeat at Sheffield United.

Cherries midfielder Dan Gosling says Moss showed “zero respect” and was a “disgrace” for making “sarky comments” about their league position.

Bournemouth are 16th in the table, two points above the relegation zone.

The PGMOL, the body responsible for Premier League referees, has declined to comment.

Moss apologised to Bournemouth’s Adam Smith in 2017 after wrongly booking the defender.

And while Moss again irritated the Cherries players on Sunday with some of his decisions, Gosling says the official also made disparaging comments about the club being in a relegation battle.

“The ref didn’t help. Giving soft fouls away and little comments to two or three of the lads didn’t help as well really,” Gosling told the Daily Echo.