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FA Let Whelan Off The Hook
Published : 28 Jan 2013 19:39:24
Stoke's Glenn Whelan will not face retrospective action from the Football Association over his two-footed challenge on Manchester City's Javi García.
Glenn Whelan: "I've gone in for the challenge and I don't think I tried to be dirty but if it looks that way on TV then I'll have to hold my hands up. I don't think I caught him as much as he was rolling about.
"It's the English game, the old-fashioned game, and that's what the Premier League is so good for.
"There is massive pressure on the referees from the media and the people they're accountable to. Hopefully it [tackling] can stay in the game and people just get on with it."
Source: Manchester City MAD