Aguero: Referees treat foreign players differently
LONDON (REUTERS) - Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has accused English referees of bias against foreign players in Premier League matches.
Aguero, who scored his first goal of the season to equalise against Fulham in City's 2-1 victory over the London side on Saturday, said home referees treated foreign players differently and were more likely to ignore them on penalty appeals.
He also said foreign players were more likely to be punished for penalties that should not be given against them.
His compatriots Pablo Zabaleta and Carlos Tevez both had penalty appeals turned down at Craven Cottage and asked by reporters after the match if foreign players had it tougher than English players, he said: "Yes, always. It happens everywhere.