Lee Mason

Referee Lee Mason screwed Huddersfield vs Cardiff

Cardiff 0 – Huddersfield 0

The big relegation six-pointer between Cardiff and Huddersfield finished in an stalemate.

The draw means that Huddersfield remain at the foot of the Premier League.

David Wagner’s side have ended a run of 10 consecutive defeats, but they only have 11 points from 22 league games.

The Terriers are three points behind Fulham, seven behind Newcastle and eight points from Cardiff.

Lee Mason screwed Huddersfield vs Cardiff

Huddersfield fans will be hating referee Lee Mason after the Cardiff game.

In the key moment in the match in Wales, ref Mason changed his mind as he took a penalty away from Huddersfield.

The incident happened with 16 minutes remaining in the match.

Cardiff’s Joe Bennett took out Huddersfield’s Florent Hadergjonaj.

Cardiff’s Joe Bennett vs Huddersfield’s Florent Hadergjonaj

Bennett’s foul on Hadergjonaj started outside the box, however the Swiss right-back hit the deck in the Cardiff area.

After falling, referee Lee Mason immediately called a penalty for Huddersfield.

But Cardiff’s players quickly challenged that decision and the referee went over to speak to his linesman.

Referee Lee Mason talks to his linesman

Seconds later Mason changed his decision, reversed it, and scrapped Huddersfield’s spot-kick.

To be clear, it’s rare to see referees change their minds in such high profile decisions.

Lee Mason scraps Huddersfield’s penalty vs Cardiff

David Wagner fumes

After the match David Wagner was furious with how referee Lee Mason behaved.

Wagner called the decision a “big, big mistake”.

Did Lee Mason make the right call?

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