Wenger charged by FA

2010-09-20 18:39

London - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after making contact with the fourth official as his team conceded a late equaliser at Sunderland on Saturday.

Wenger was angry that Darren Bent scored 15 seconds after the allotted four minutes of added time had expired.

Wenger, who appeared to sarcastically pat Martin Atkinson on the back, could accept the charge and a one-match touchline ban and $12 500 fine under the FA's new fast-track disciplinary procedures.

The FA announced that Wenger has been "charged with using insulting and/or abusive language and behavior amounting to improper conduct."


  • Joe - 2010-09-20 19:44

    If Ferguson had made exactly the same moves nothing would be said or done!

  • Arsenal fan - 2010-09-20 19:57

    Please!!!! A sarcastic pat on the back = misconduct?

  • Burtfred - 2010-09-20 19:57

    What a load of crap! The officials of the game should be charged with incorrect timekeeping. When the ref and his pals screw up, it's no wonder the real professionals of the game get very pissed off. Fine the ref, not Arsene Wenger>

  • Grow Up - 2010-09-20 20:45

    Oh please. You guys need to grow up. Firstly, Sir Alex has received a number of fines and had a 3 game touch-line ban last season, so your claims are unfounded. Secondly, extra time is i minimum set time. Therefore it's the ref's discretion when after that to stop the game. Also, refs normally stop when the ball's played out, not in the middle of a set play as was the case with Sunderland.

  • WTF - 2010-09-21 07:16

    Yes! Grow up you lousy Gooners! Wahahahaha! Sour grapes, can't you take it when other teams score against you lot of whiners? Arse nil also had 95 min to play and could not wrap up the game so stop looking for excuses because last time i checked, the final score was 1-1 and will remain 1-1 forever!

  • Jim - 2010-09-21 07:22

    What has this got to do with Ferguson. Wenger is the pathetic french arse(ne) hole that wants to touch up the officials.

  • sagren - 2010-09-21 08:11

    Arse'n Wingger - Just as mideiocre as his team - come on Arsenal had no show in that game against Sunderland - the British commentator (i am sure are from London ) are seeing a totally diffrent game from me. THe british media live on halucinogens. And for the record WE ALL KNOW THAT ALEX SONG COMMITTED THE SECOND FOUL DELIBERATLEY. DAMN TWITS

  • THE PRIDE - 2010-09-21 12:39

    why dont you bunch of (gay)united groupies all go suck off each other! the only thing that counts is guess who is currently 2nd on the log, thats right the GUNNERs!!! so why dont you bunch toilet scum go flush!!!

  • WTF - 2010-09-21 13:39

    @The Pride: The only people that are gay is Fabricass, You and Wenger! Arse is a useless club that will only occupy 2nd spot for a short term before they move onto a more customary 3rd / 4th spot! I cannot even remember when last you won the EPL! Or anything significant for that matter!

  • THE PRIDE @ WTF - 2010-09-21 16:21

    come on guy is that the best could come up with! 'Fabricass'....... lets all absorb this amazing play on words.............................. all you gay(united) support are the same always wanted to blow your own horn, the reality is your squad at the moment sucks, sir alex is leaving at the end of the season, and gay(united) only just scrapped past liverpool who is 2 spots away from relegation. lets face it soon your team is gonna be with out its great coach and then your squad is gonna be as gay as your name! now plz why dont you piss on some elses lawn you puppy!

  • AL @ THE PRIDE - 2010-09-22 10:11

    `scrapped past Liverpool` - a little better than Sunderland we think?? HAHAHAHAHA, you id!ots always have a big mouth in the beginning, a bit quieter during the middle and then totally silent at the end - which has been going on for years. Please don`t embarrass yourself further and comment when you actually win something.

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