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Llambias Blasts FA!
Published : 20 Mar 2013 01:22:10Rss feed
Wigan's Callum McManaman will face no FA charge for his horror challenge on Newcastle's Massadio Haidara.
Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias registered his disappointment at the decision, saying in a statement on the club website: "We are disappointed to learn that the FA is not going to charge the Wigan player.
"We were first notified of this decision by a national media outlet who received notification from the FA confirming the decision.
"This was prior to anyone from the FA having the courtesy to contact the Club to let us know.
"It is clear from this decision that the current disciplinary procedures are not fit for purpose.
"Newcastle United, along with other clubs, have had players suspended for incidents reviewed after the game.
"Whilst not trivialising these incidents, they were not, in our opinion, of the seriousness of Callum McManaman's tackle on Haidara."
Source: Newcastle United Mad
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