Ipswich manager Paul Jewell criticises female official
Ipswich manager Paul Jewell criticised female assistant referee Amy Fearn after the 2-1 defeat at Birmingham.
Jewell was furious Ipswich were not awarded a penalty for Steven Caldwell's challenge on Lee Martin.
"To every man, but not a woman [it was a penalty]," he said when a journalist suggested "everyone to a man thought it was a penalty".
"Although the referee didn't have a good view, the lineswoman, or whatever she's called, had a great view."
Jewell has faced mounting speculation over his future and defeat at St Andrew's was Ipswich's 10th in 13 matches.
He added: "It's a stonewall penalty and it's a sending-off but he [referee Robert Lewis] didn't give it. You better ask him why he didn't give it, or her why she [Fearn] didn't give it."
Fearn, formerly Amy Rayner, was the subject of criticism from Luton manager Mike Newell in 2006 which saw him fined £6,500 by the Football Association.
Newell made a public apology to Fearn after saying, "this is not park football, so what are women doing here?" following a 3-2 defeat by QPR.