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