Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo is under investigation by the English FA following his sentiments after their Monday night 2-1 loss at the hands of Burnley.
Santo criticized referee Lee Mason describing the official as not fit to oversee the game after claiming that the same official had bad games before.
Speaking after the clash, the Portuguese said: “The referee doesn’t have the quality to whistle a game in the Premier League. “Honestly I don't like to say it, but I must say it because I will not feel right: the referee does not have the quality to whistle a game in the Premier League.
“This is a problem that we knew. We already had Lee Mason before. It is not about the crucial mistakes or the decisions, it is about the way that he handles the game.
“The players get nervous. Too many voices. He whistles by the voices when some players shout. He does not have (it). We are talking about the best competition and clearly, he does not have the quality to whistle the game.
“I am very disappointed to say this, really disappointed to say it, but I would not feel right if I did not say it. It happened before.”
According to the Athletic, if what Nuno has said is deemed to be about the decisions of Mason, then he will not be punished. But if what Nuno said is viewed to be more of a personal attack or personally offensive towards the referee then he could face a ruling under the FA Rule E3 (1).