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30 Oct 2010 10:56:47

Leeds won't let it lie

Leeds boss Simon Grayson is still bemoaning the tackle made by Jay Bothroyd against Luciano Becchio. Moreso Grayson is unhappy with the way the matter was dealt with by the FAW. The incident did not draw a free kick during thew game and the officials were happy to let the game flow. Trial by media though and extra attention from Sky kept the issue in the spotlight resulting in the matter being referred to the FAW. They dismissed any suggestion of retrospective action.The Yorkshire Evening Post reportThe Elland Road boss has already discussed the matter with David Allinson, the National Group Manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Board and the man responsible for appointing referees for individual Football League fixtures, but he is reluctant to let the issue lie.Grayson said: "I've spoken to David and he had his opinion on it. I've asked our secretary to find out more about why this has happened."I don't want to bleat about it because it wasn't going to make any difference to us if Jay got suspended after the event. He's not a dirty player and the tackle was mistimed, but it was reckless and I want some consistency. A while back, we had Jermaine Beckford punished with a three-match ban on the basis of TV evidence."There needs to be consistency among the panels who make these decisions and in this instance I think they got it wrong."The TV pictures show (Snodgrass' obscuring Oliver's view) so the statement saying the referee saw it is very surprising."


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