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FA demands Fergie explanation

2013-01-21 20:44

London - The English Football Association has asked Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson to explain why he criticised a referee's assistant following Sunday's 1-1 draw at Tottenham.

Ferguson was angry that linesman Simon Beck didn't award a penalty in the second half after Wayne Rooney tangled with Steven Caulker, with United leading 1-0.

Ferguson claimed in a television interview that "there was no way we were going to get a decision from" Beck, citing a 2010 decision to allow a goal by Didier Drogba to stand for Chelsea at United when the manager claimed the striker was offside.

Ferguson has until Thursday to clarify his comments after being contacted by the FA.

The Scotsman, who has faced several previous sanctions for criticising referees, could be charged with misconduct if the FA rules he questioned Beck's integrity.

AP

Comments
  • metja.ledwaba.75 - 2013-01-21 22:01

    It seems like nowadays Ferguson likes to bully other people when things don't go his way,he looks for someone to blame.he should have seen what kagawa did to parker and defoe by pulling them down,those were clear penalties.no doubt he is a succesful coach in the epl.

      sharmilen.naidoo - 2013-01-21 22:26

      No....almost every EPL Manager is guilty of this. The media and FA make a big thing of it when it's Sir Alex.

  • sharmilen.naidoo - 2013-01-21 22:19

    Here we go again...the pro active FA...want Sir Alex to explain his comments. Wonder when they will be this jacked up when players get racially abused, admit to diving....

  • jonathan.mumo.3 - 2013-01-23 08:15

    If it was wenger de FA cud have already acted

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