BATLEY boss Matt Diskin has lashed out at the RFL and its refereeing department, branding some match officials as “dismissive, rude and arrogant.”
This criticism comes a week after the former Leeds Rhino said he was unhappy with the lack of accountability for poor refereeing performances following Batley’s defeat to Featherstone.
Speaking about the lack of respect for match officials, after an object had been thrown at Super League official James Child at Salford, Diskin says that violence is clearly wrong but there needs to be more constructive criticism.
“Constructive criticism is needed, not abuse,” said Diskin.
“However, the RFL and the refereeing department are not helping, officials are dismissive, rude and arrogant in their approach to players.”
Batley will turn their attention to Bradford Bulls this Sunday as they look to cement sixth spot in the Kingstone Press Championship.
Despite the Bulls sitting at the bottom of the table, former Bradford boss Diskin is expecting a tough game against a side battling to avoid the drop.
“We have got Bradford at home this week, which is going to be tough because they are fighting for survival,” added Diskin.
“The Bradford game is a big one for us because if we win that we should cement sixth place and we can go into the Shield with momentum.
“At the start of the season our goal was the top four but we came short of that.
“The next best thing will be to have a good run in the Shield and that is what we will be striving to do.”