Chris Baird set for FA charge over 'V-sign' at Lee Mason

11 May 2011 01:06
ShareIn the dock: Baird (left) to face FA charge after his 'V-sign' during defeat to Liverpool

Fulham defender Chris Baird could face FA sanctions after flicking a V-sign at referee Lee Mason.

The full-back reacted angrily after he was booked for a challenge on Dirk Kuyt during Monday's 5-2 defeat against Liverpool with FA chiefs set to investigate the incident.

Mark Hughes' side suffered their heaviest home defeat after a rampant Liverpool side scored three goals inside the opening 20 minutes.

Baird's frustration is likely to land him in hot water with the FA

However, Fulham could argue that their defender should face no action after Wayne Rooney escaped punishment for a similar gesture, during Manchester United's 2-0 win over Chelsea in which the striker is alleged to have sworn in the direction of Chelsea's travelling supporters.

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Source: Daily_Mail