Friday, March 18, 2011

You get what you get, and you don't get upset

Sir Alex Ferguson hit with five-match touchline ban by FA

Sir Alex Ferguson has been banned from the touchline for Manchester United's next five matches and will have to watch the FA Cup semi-final from the stands after being found guilty of improper conduct at a Football Association hearing.

Ferguson has also been fined £30,000 after the FA decided to take a hardline stance over his decision to fight the charge rather than accept he had gone too far in his criticisms of the referee Martin Atkinson after the defeat at Chelsea earlier this month. ...

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Kicking Back Comments: When do we think MLS will take a similar stance in protecting its referees from similar untoward barbs from MLS players and coaches?

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