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Vieira Ban Imminent

It has been confirmed that Patrick Vieira has been charged with violent conduct by the FA following an incident with Stoke City's Glenn Whelan on Tuesday.

Referee Alan Wiley reportedly missed the alleged incident, in which Viera lashed out at Whelen following an altercation on the pitch.

The iconic Frenchman has been given until 6pm on Thursday to respond to the charge, and will face a hearing on Friday.

If found guilty, the midfielder could face a three-match ban, ruling him out against the crucial home game against Liverpool and tough away trips to Stoke and Chelsea respectively.




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Writer: Lincolnsmariner Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 17 2010

Time: 6:39PM

Your Comments

Which is fair enough to be honest, i was quite shocked to not see him go for an early shower. I don't think we'll miss him for any of the games he'll miss. He's just cashing in on a last pay packet with us.
given_is_ironman
Yes, won't argue with it being a straight red, and was surprised Vieira didn't walk - but the ref talked to him AFTER the incident and didn't book him, so why is he being charged exactly? It's clear the ref saw the incident and chose not to get his cards out on the night, so are we now going to be subjected to trial by television after every match from now on? If the FA and Uefa are so interested in video replays of matches why can't they just introduce video technology and have done with it rather than allowing players to undergo "Trial by Sky"?
fifthcolumnblue
Someone was sure to go last night and you can bet your bottom euro that there will be a double sending off in the cup replay. All eyes on who the ref will be!
Johnny Baguette
ha! Mancini can't play him now if he gets banned!
arthur7171
it was the same with SWP last year, trial by tv, but this time Vieira deserves what the FA gives him, it was retaliation for being kicked in the ankle by Whelan not long before, but what Vieira did was out of order,imho.
cityman51
Stoke players (and Whelan in particular) were definitely targeting Vieira's achilles and lower calf area, knowing full well that's where his most recent injury was. Gotta love that kind of "football" eh?
fifthcolumnblue
The ban should be 4 months!! :-)
RobsonGreensleeves
Take the red, and don't argue - you were damn lucky you didn't get one during the game, Patrick.
BlueWolfie
Patrick your to slow for this league, take it on the chin and whilst your at it do some sprint work in training and get some pace if you can.
Vanzuylan
Any chance we can increase the ban. I think its good news for all concerned.
Once a Blue
Viera deserved a red card and luckily he didnt get one. Thankfully it looks like he will banned now and given his recent performances, thats good news for city. I just pray if ireland is selected, hetakes his chance and start performing like last season. We miss his class in midfield badly.
Super City Slicker
Vieira is terrible, well past his sell-by date. Mancini has a lot to answer for signing such a poor player. Inter are laughing at the amateurs in charge of city
radders1990
im sure inter and the rest of the footballing world wont be laughing two or three years down the line.
mcfcirish
Well it was hardly surprising that he didn't appeal was it?
Kevinho
 

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