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Johnson in the clear
19 Apr 2007 - 07:15:11
Bristol City manager Gary Johnson has escaped an FA charge for his actions during the goalless draw with Swansea City just over a week ago.
Johnson was sent to the stands after coming on to the pitch to kick the ball away from Swans defender Izzy Iriekpen, but the FA have decided simply to remind the Robins boss of his responsibilities.
Iriekpen himself had said after the incident: "I didn't really think it merited a sending-off and I hope that's the end to the matter.
"He's a passionate guy who lives and breathes the game.
"It's not something you see every day though, a manager flying on to the pitch to make a half-decent tackle."