Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Chris Powell was sent to the stands as the Addicks crashed out of the Capital One Cup
Charlton manager Chris Powell admitted that he deserved to be sent to the stands during the Addicks’ Capital One Cup defeat to Leyton Orient on Tuesday after a penalty shoot-out but will avoid a touchline ban.
O’s new boy Mathieu Baudry cancelled out Gary Sawyer’s own goal as the Championship new boys struggled against League One opposition.
The boss had to watch from the stands after losing his temper after a series of refereeing decisions went against the south Londoners.
“I felt he missed a couple of fouls on my players, but that happens. Then he missed another one,” Powell said.
“I came out of my technical area, which I shouldn’t do because they want to box me in a little area. But I came out and threw a drink down.
“He admitted to me that he missed it [the foul] and got it wrong, so I said I wouldn’t have done what I did if he hadn’t got it wrong.
“But he said it is for the image of the game – maybe so. That is fair enough.
“I know I have to lead by example, which is correct, but that is why he sent me upstairs. Obviously, I wasn’t happy with what went on but I accepted it. No problem.”