SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo has explained his outburst towards referee Khulekani Thusi during their 3-1 loss to Polokwane City on Saturday.

Tembo approached the referee at the end of the first half and launched a verbal attack on the match official.

According to the gaffer, he wanted to talk about Onismor Bhasera’s red card which he believed was a bad call. The defender was adjudged to have made a crude challenge on Sibusiso Hlubi.

“When we play we just want to play football, we are not a team that complains about match officials but what is important is for the referees to be a little bit consistent,” said Tembo, according to The Citizen newspaper.

“The reason I went to him was because I wanted to speak to him about the red card and tell him that he had made a mistake.

“It was a dubious red card where it should have been the other way around and it has been happening in other games where the red card could have gone the other side. Sometimes you have to take it and move one. He is the one who was kicked. He got to the ball and got the injury,” he added.