Rafa Benitez’s “the referee was perfect” routine

Posted by - December 21, 2009 - Football videos, Liverpool, Oddballs

Liverpool boss shows his crazy side again

Under-pressure Rafa Benitez was as entertaining as he always is whenever he feels the strain a bit following Portsmouth’s victory over his Liverpool side. The Spaniard sprinkled his television interviews with the phrase: “The referee was perfect.”

He then went on to give it as a stock answer in his press conference. While it probably circumnavigates the FA’s wonderful habit of writing to ask managers to explain their comments, you do have to wonder why Benitez turns into a crazed lunatic whenever he comes under pressure.

This is the latest in a growing list of very public weirdness in the wake of poor results or pressure. It is something that Rafa ought to keep in check for the sake of his team.