Sweet FA: Man United manager Fergie escapes charge despite referee jibe

04 January 2010 05:21
Sir Alex Ferguson will escape any FA action over his post-match comments at OldTrafford on Sunday.

Although he was more annoyed with his own Manchester United side's performance in their FA Cup defeat to Leeds, he also criticised referee Chris Foy for the amount of injury time he added onto the second-half.

Foy added five minutes but it was not enough for United to find an equaliser as they lost 1-0.

Off the hook: Sir Alex Ferguson will not face FA punishment over his ref outburst

Ferguson claimed it was an 'insult', leading to suggestions the FA might enforce the two-match touchline ban that was suspended until the end of next season following his verbal attack on Alan Wiley in October.

However, the FA do not believe Ferguson's comments have crossed the boundaries of acceptability, meaning the Scot will face no charge, one of the few pieces of good news to emerge from the first FA Cup third round defeat in his 23 years as United boss.

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Source: Daily_Mail

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