The reason he went off on such a rant was because that linesman was also responsible for the Drogba offside a couple of years ago that wasn't given, 2 of the worst calls against us in recent memory were decided by him. And I'm not saying he's biased or there's some conspiracy but it was such a blatant decision I'm not surprised he exploded
It was a blatant pen, but again, I think most teams and managers take not getting the odd crucial as pen and part and parcel. They don't like it and they might have a whinge, but they don't completely assassinate the character of the linesman who missed it.
@kalel To be fair it was a blatant penalty, any manager would've kick off about that when it probably would've got us the 3 points, and it happened at a time when Spurs looked like scoring (basically the whole 2nd half).
I can quite clearly remember Martin Jol having a chuckle about the Pedro Mendez goal after that game. Admittedly that was a ludicrous under-reaction considering what a travesty that was, but still, it's possible to be philosophical about these things. Fergie seems to expect the Spanish Inquisition every time something like this happens.