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FA Fine For RJ

11 May 2010 18:37:02

FA Fine For RJ

Roger Johnson has been fined by the Football Association for the comments he made to the media after Blues' defeat to Aston Villa last month. The 27-year-old Blues centre-back, who labelled match referee Martin Atkinson a 'disgrace after the defeat at Villa Park was fined £7,500 and warned about his future conduct but escaped any match suspensions. Atkinson adjudged that Johnson had fouled Gabriel Agbonlahor 82 minutes into the local derby and James Milner scored from the resulting spot-kick to give Villa a 1-0 win. "The referee was a disgrace. He's ruined the match and clearly shouldn't be doing these kind of games - it was too big for him," Johnson told the media after the match. "I got the ball cleanly, everyone could see that, and the ref can't make a decision if he's not sure. The rules say if you're not sure, you don't give a penalty."


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