Have your say on Paul Jewell’s rant at female official

HAS Paul Jewell reached his tipping point as Ipswich Town manager?

The Blues were hugely unlucky to lose 2-1 to Birmingham City last night following a vastly-improved performance and a hotly-disputed penalty not given to Town with the scores level.

But the facts don’t lie. Ipswich have now lost 11 of their last 14, winning just two of them.

And to compound matters, Jewell is now the subject of unwanted headlines after blasting lineswoman Amy Fearn for her involvement in not giving the penalty when Lee Martin was tackled by Steven Caldwell.

After haranguing the officials as they walked off at the end of the match, Jewell said in the post-match interview: “Unfortunately it looked a penalty to every man in the stadium, but not every woman.

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“Although the referee didn’t have a good view, the lineswoman – or whatever she’s called – had a good view and still didn’t give it. It wasn’t even debatable, it was a stonewall penalty.”

Social media forums and some national press immediately criticised Jewell for his ‘sexist rant’ with many fans thinking it could be the final nail in his coffin as Blues boss.

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But what do you think? Was Jewell being sexist or was it simply a rant at an official after what he, and Town fans, believed to be a poor decision?

Have your say below or email dave.gooderham@archant.co.uk

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