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Edgar Davids has hinted that his playing days are over after another red card for Barnet

Updated: Sunday, 29 Dec 2013 09:47 | Comments

Edgar Davids is player-manager with Barnet
Edgar Davids is player-manager with Barnet

Barnet's high-profile player-manager Edgar Davids has hinted his playing career could be over after claiming he was being targeted by referees in the Skrill Premier.

The 40-year-old former Holland international made the claim after he was sent off for the third time this season in his side's 2-1 defeat at Salisbury on Saturday.

Davids, who has played eight league games this season, bemoaned officiating in the fifth tier saying it had taken the "fun" out of playing.

"I am a target but it is okay. I don't think I am going to play anymore because they are taking away the fun and I want the team to do well," he said in comments released on the club's official website.

"If you look at the red cards, some are definitely red cards and some are exaggerated.

"It is hard to complete our tasks when a lot of decisions are against you."

Davids' dismissal came shortly after team-mate Carl Fletcher saw red in a defeat that dropped the Bees to ninth in the table.

The former Barcelona and Juventus midfielder labelled the decisions "an absolute disgrace" and suggested the entire club, who were relegated from the Football League under him last season, were being unfairly treated.

"I think I know for definite now that the league is targeting Barnet," Davids was quoted as saying in the Barnet and Potters Bar Times.

"I don't know how many games we have played but there is weird decision making all the time."

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