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Hughes Faces FA Inquest

Hughes Faces FA Inquest



Manchester City manager Mark Hughes has confirmed that he has been requested to explain his comments made after the 3-3 draw at the Reebok Stadium on Saturday regarding Craig Bellamy's farcical red card against Bolton.

Bellamy was sent off for a second bookable offence after bungling referee Mark Clattenburg adjudged the Welshman to have dived on the edge of the box following a mistimed tackle from defender Paul Robinson.

Replays after the incident clearly showed that Robinson made contact with the in-form striker, and Mark Hughes was understandably aggrieved after seeing his side reduced to 10-men for a poor decision, describing the decision as 'laughable' and 'ridiculous'.

Even Bolton Wanderers manager Gary Megson felt that the decision was poor, commenting: 'I thought it was a bit harsh. He did not seem to be looking for it as he has gone past our full back.'

Regardless of the overwhelming concensus in support of Hughes' views, he has now been sent a letter from the Football Association asking him to explain his post-match comments.

It had been reported through a number of news outlets that the Hughes had overheard a tunnel conversation at half-time in which Clattenburg had joked that he did not like the Welshman, commenting that 'f*****g Bellamy' was 'a right b*****d' as well as advising the fourth official to stay away from 'the f***ers on the bench'.

The City boss stated after the match, 'I don't appreciate when the referees coming out for the second half start making comment about who they do or do not like in my team.

'They might be having a laugh and a joke. I have to be careful here as we are talking about integrity.'


Manchester City are now having to deal with the fact that they will be without the services of one of their star strikers for the crucial game with Tottenham tomorrow.

Hughes has been given until December 22nd to reply to the FA's letter.

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Writer:Lincolnsmariner
Date:Tuesday December 15 2009
Time: 2:52PM

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They are quick enough to pick up on what MH has said, but the obvious injustice of bellamy doesn't get a mention. If bellers had kicked someone without the ref seeing it, they would have had a trial by television and banned him for three matches, why can't they reverse decisions that are wrong in the same way?
buzz lightyear
15/12/2009 15:26:00
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It will always be the same regardless of the comments, and whether the complainer is right or wrong. Eventually it will change the way these things are dealt with, but not before it is too late (which, incidentally, was a few years ago). Hughes will probably be told to be careful what he says and that'll be it. But one can hope that behind closed doors at least, the FA will be told and they will completely understand why he said what he said.
BlueWolfie
15/12/2009 16:08:00
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