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FA: Ferguson undermines campaign against ref abuse

 Manchester United's manager Sir Alex Ferguson, center, takes his seat in the stands as he begins his five match touchline ban during his team's Engli...
 Manchester United's manager Sir Alex Ferguson takes his seat in the stands as he begins his five match touchline ban, during his team's English Premi...

Britain Soccer Premier League

Manchester United's manager Sir Alex Ferguson, center, takes his seat in the stands as he begins his five match touchline ban during his team's Engli...

Britain Soccer Premier League

Manchester United's manager Sir Alex Ferguson takes his seat in the stands as he begins his five match touchline ban, during his team's English Premi...

England's Football Association says Alex Ferguson's criticism of referees has risked damaging the integrity of football.
After Manchester United lost at Chelsea this month, Ferguson blasted Martin Atkinson's performance, complaining that the Premier League leaders didn't get a "fair or strong referee."
The full findings of the FA's Independent Regulatory Commission that banned the United manager for five matches and fined him 30,000 pounds ($48,000) were released on Wednesday.
Commission chairman Craig Moore says Ferguson "undermined the (campaign) ... to encourage higher standards of behavior within the game, including respect for officials."
Moore says respecting them "is essential for the integrity of the game."


Updated : 2021-02-27 15:42 GMT+08:00