The Professional Game Match Officials Board (PGMOL) is perplexed at reports that Nottingham Forest have submitted a dossier of evidence highlighting refereeing errors in their Premier League games this season, sources told ESPN, with only two pieces of evidence submitted.
PGMOL, the body responsible for match officials in English professional football, has an independent assessment panel created to impartially judge all key match incidents and highlight refereeing errors where appropriate.
Forest have had incorrect decisions against them, including the penalty awarded to Brentford through an incorrect VAR intervention, but the list is not extensive.
Sources told ESPN that Forest have only submitted two clips from the Everton game, which were received this weekend despite the club saying the dossier had been sent at the start of last week.
Howard Webb, PGMOL’s chief refereeing officer, met with Nottingham Forest only a few of weeks ago. Ahead of Forest’s Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur, Cooper described the meeting with Webb and other senior PGMOL officials as “positive.”
Webb, who returned to English football in December to head up PGMOL, is attempting to make the organisation more open and transparent over decisions.