Redknapp escapes punishment

2010-11-02 21:24

London - Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp will not face any punishment for his critical comments about the referee after Saturday's defeat by Manchester United, the English Football Association (FA) said on Tuesday.

"He (Redknapp) has been warned but we will not be taking any formal disciplinary action," an FA spokesman said.

Redknapp had threatened to boycott post-match television interviews if he was punished for criticising referee Mark Clattenburg for awarding United a controversial goal in the 2-0 Premier League defeat.

The 63-year-old had described Clattenburg's decision not to penalise Nani for a clear handball and instead allow him to get up and score past a bemused Heurelho Gomes in the Spurs goal as "one of the worst refereeing decisions ever".


  • FOOTBALL LOVER - 2010-11-02 22:54

    Referee Mark Clattenburg did not blow his whistle, so the ball still alive, and Nani had every right to play the ball and score. But the referee's conduct must be questioned - why did he not blow the whistle when Nani handled the ball?

  • kingsley - 2010-11-03 07:28

    Manchester United at Old Trafford. Which team do you think will be the winner at the end of the game? Go figure.................

  • Man U - 2010-11-03 08:13

    @kingsley: I recall Drogba scoring a clear offside goal at Old Trafford last season. Guess who was the winner at the end of the game? Go figure!

  • Nash the Gunner - 2010-11-03 08:39

    The beautiful game? FIFA fair play?

  • UTD - 2010-11-03 10:24

    I just love Arsenal's Fair Play attitude! A true example to all! A case of the pot calling the kettle black perhaps?

  • TRUE BLUE - 2010-11-03 16:45

    "Every right" my backside, the ref was high on horse droppings. Why is it that team like Chelsea will graft for results, but your Man-U get them on silver platter, it's nonsense.

  • WTF - 2010-11-04 10:28

    @True Blue: Seems like you are high on horse droppings mate! We all now that Chelsea won the EPL last season as a result of dubious referring decisions! You brought it up so let’s face it! Yellow cards should have been red, offside goals going in left, right and centre, Terry's number of deliberate hand balls in the penalty area going unnoticed and you say Man Utd are favoured? You are a fool with wool over your eyes!

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