Tuesday 10 April 2012

Why does the FA continue to lie?

I am a sad and bitter individual, hence I have looked into some things in a great more detail than many other people can be bothered to.  Today the FA did nothing about Balotelli's shocking challenge on Alex Song, they stated:

"Retrospective action in relation to the incident involving Mario Balotelli of Manchester City and Alex Song of Arsenal, which occurred in the 20th minute of Sunday’s game, will not be taken.

Where at least one of the officials has seen the coming together of players retrospective action is not taken, regardless of whether they have seen the full extent of the challenge.Retrospective action can only be taken in scenarios where none of the Match Officials saw the players coming together. The normal scenarios in which retrospective action is taken are for ‘off the ball’ incidents."

The FA are lying and I do not know why.  I have written exactly the same stuff many months ago explaining my case in great detail, the FA continue to make up this story about FIFA guidance that does not exist, it is all rather strange.

I have written to the FA and explained my case, as the FA's own guidance quite clearly states that they can make a subjective decision and charge players for incidents that have been seen by the officials, but the FA will not answer me, they consistently ignore the questions posed and continue to keep their heads in the sand.  Here is rule E3 from the FA's very own handbook which actually encourages retrospective punishment for reckless tackling:

                                       "RULE E3 OF THE ASSOCIATION

A charge of Misconduct (as defined in and) pursuant to Rule E3 of the Rules of The

Association may be brought against a Player in relation to an incident, notwithstanding

that the same incident has been dealt with pursuant to this Memorandum. For example,
against a player who has been dismissed from the Field of Play for an incident which The
Association is satisfied was sufficiently serious to warrant an additional sanction, having
particular (but not exclusive) regard to the following:

(a) Any applicable Law(s) of the Game or Rules and Regulations or FIFA instructions
and/or guidelines;
(b) The nature of the incident, and in particular any intent, recklessness, negligence
or other state of mind of the Player;
(c) Where applicable, the level of force used;
(d) Any injury to any Participant caused by the incident;
(e) Any other impact on the game in which the incident occurred;
(f) The prevalence of the type of incident in question in football generally;
(g) The wider interests of football in applying consistent sanctions."


Anonymous said...

Hw do more people email in to complain?

Weedz said...

Make a case for the police to change the FA with misconduct.

Anonymous said...

You're being a bit silly. As you yourself suggest "the FA's own guidance quite clearly states that they can make a subjective decision and charge players for incidents that have been seen by the officials". But why would they do that? If they overule their own officials in this one case, then clubs will get on their case in hundreds of other instances and point to their inconsistency. I would imagine they will only make a subjective decision in absolutely exceptional circumstances.

Anonymous said...

Cases involving the Rooneys..
I guess they're doing this to make the Manchester Derby as exciting as possible. FA... SIgh...

Anonymous said...

The FA is biased and corrupt, a filthy bunch of "hang on to power" ... yes, a police report to 'charge them with misconduct' would be great - at least more media might publicise the ridiculous and irresponsible (non-)action by this FA - a global laughing stock (although such decisions are by no means lauhable anymore) ...
Klaus, KL-Malaysia (@klausAH)

1979gooner said...


no, that's you!

dangerous leg breaking tackles are a serious problem that needs tackling, not ignoring as you suggest

Anonymous said...

I'm not advocating ignoring it, I'm saying if you want consistency from the organisation then why should they do something different in this single instance? Just because it's Arsenal?? You're just being a biased simpleton.

Personally I think the FA should overule the refs and punish players every time this sort of thing occurs.

Anonymous said...


consistency is the key

all games in PL need to be reviewed on video afterwards for any missed or incorrect decisions