FA Rules – Crime vs Punishment

September 23, 2009 | Filed Under: Blog, UK Box Update 
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These days players seem to take the rules into there own game what with past events and last weekend the war with the FA will go on.Some fair and unfair examples can be shown below agree or not somthing should be put in place.

Craig Bellamy
Crime: Slapping a restrained United fan in the face
Punishment: Warning

Shay Given
Crime: Turning to face the Stretford End, fists clenched, jumping up and down, celebrating Bellamy’s last minute goal
Punishment: None

Gary Neville
Crime: Celebrating Owen’s injury time goal in front of the South Stand, where he was sat, in front of United fans
Punishment: Warning

Yet another example of when the FA have come down hard on United and let another team get away with murder. If Eric Cantona had punched a restrained fan he would have been out until Christmas! How is hitting someone in the face comparable with Neville celebrating in front of the South Stand? And if celebrating a goal in a jubilant fashion is so bad then why is nobody mentioning Given’s celebration, in which he turned to face the fans in the Stretford End?

I’m not sure why we’re surprised. Manchester City’s Christian Negouai was fined £2k and received no ban for missing a drugs test around the same time the FA fined Rio Ferdinand £50k and an eight month ban.

Manchester City’s Robbie Fowler scored a late goal against United and celebrated in front of our travelling fans, holding up his five digits to represent Liverpool’s success in Europe and received no punishment. A week later, Gary Neville celebrated in front of Liverpool’s travelling fans following a late goal and was fined £5k.

How times have changed question is can they do anything about it?

thx to kc for info on this.

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  • Rudders

    Garry Neville celabrating in front of the South Stand. What game was that.
    Neville ran from the dugout up to the City fans and started jumping up and down waving at them trying to provoke them.
    Before writing stories get your facts right. Stop trying to sound hard done by.

  • Anonymous

    mr daymond takes the piss out of tiny people

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