Ferguson Hit With Record Ban as FA Takes Hard-line Stance

Sir Alex Ferguson will have to watch the all-Manchester FA Cup semi-final from the Wembley stands after paying the penalty for his outspoken criticisms of referees with a record five-match touchline ban. The Manchester United manager has also been fined £30,000 after the Football Association found him guilty of improper conduct and decided to take a hard-line stance over his decision to fight the charge rather than accept that he…

March 17, 2011
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Alex Ferguson Blames Media And Vows To ‘Strongly’ Fight FA Charge

Sir Alex Ferguson has made it clear he intends to fight the possibility of an extended touchline ban, insisting he has “not said anything out of place” and accusing the Football Association of charging him with improper conduct because of pressure from what he considers is an anti-Manchester United media. Ferguson believes he has been unfairly victimised for his criticisms of the referee, Martin Atkinson, after United’s 2-1 defeat at…

March 12, 2011
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Ferguson Launched a Scathing Attack On The Referee as Man U Lose to Chelsea

Sir Alex Ferguson launched a scathing attack on the referee Martin Atkinson, questioning the official’s appointment for this fixture and effectively casting doubt on his integrity, after Chelsea beat Manchester United 2-1 to prise open the title race. The United manager was left livid after Atkinson failed to dismiss David Luiz for a series of fouls committed by the Brazilian defender, only one of which earned him a booking. The…

March 2, 2011
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