Canterbury coach Dean Pay has been handed a $25,000 breach notice for slamming the referees after Thursday night’s 22-20 loss to Brisbane.
The NRL deemed Pay’s comments as an attack on the integrity of the referees.
Pay was furious with a number of calls during the game, before calling some of the decisions “ridiculous” and “disgraceful.”
The NRL were particularly unimpressed with Pay’s comment “it’s like we’re not supposed to win.”
Pay was contacted by referees’ boss Bernard Sutton following tirade, with Sutton defending a number of decisions that Pay was questioning in the post-match press conference.
NRL Head of Football Brian Canavan made the following statement on the issue.
“The comments reflected on the integrity and performance of the match officials and went beyond the acceptable parameters.”
The Dogs and Pay now have five days to respond to the breach notice.