Writer: Johnny Baguette
Date:Tuesday September 22 2009
Good City news from the Football Association at last. Craig Bellamy will not be charged for his dismissal of that rag bellend at the end of The Great Rag Robbery...
MCFC just released the following statement...
'Manchester City can confirm that Craig Bellamy will not be charged by the Football Association following an incident with a Manchester United supporter at Sunday's Premier League fixture.
'The FA today announced that referee Martin Atkinson confirmed that he would not have sent Bellamy off had he seen the incident with the fan at the time.
'This means Bellamy is free for selection for tomorrow`s Carling Cup tie at home to Fulham and Monday evening`s Premier League fixture at home to West Ham United.
'Bellamy will be contacted by The FA and warned as to his future conduct.'
What a relief that the FA have seen sense over the pathetic calls for City's on fire striker to receive a 3 match ban for telling the pitch invading idiot to get off the park.
Just the booster Mark Hughes needed after the frustation of extra time at the swamp.
With Crocky Santa Cruz still unavailable, Bellers will be right in the thick of it tomorrow night.
Meanwhile the FA continued to clear the derby decks with a few more tickings off. Chief amongst them Gary "Chuckle" Neville's embarrassing last minute of extra time substitute warm up.
The FA said:
"The FA would repeat its previous advice that players should not become involved with or approach fans in such circumstances.
The FA would also take this opportunity to remind fans, managers and players of their joint responsibility towards the game and strongly condemns any pitch invasions by fans.
"Gary Neville has been reminded of his responsibilities following his actions after Manchester United's final goal deep into injury time.
"The FA has also contacted Manchester United regarding a coin-throwing incident during the same fixture. The FA fully expects the club to use all available means to identify and deal with the culprit appropriately and, along with the fan who entered the field of play, look to issue bans on attending future matches."
And that should be the end of this particular chapter. Take the positives. The next two derbies will be in Manchester and we'll be stronger.
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Date:Tuesday September 22 2009
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