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Ferguson, Ancelotti warned over referee comments

 Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson celebrates after Manchester United won the English Premier League at Ewood Park, Blackburn, England, Saturday...
 Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson celebrates after Manchester United won the English Premier League at Ewood Park, Blackburn, England, Saturday...

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Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson celebrates after Manchester United won the English Premier League at Ewood Park, Blackburn, England, Saturday...

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Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson celebrates after Manchester United won the English Premier League at Ewood Park, Blackburn, England, Saturday...

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson and Chelsea's Carlo Ancelotti escaped with warnings from the Football Association over comments they made about the referee set to officiate their crucial Premier League meeting.
The pair spoke positively about Howard Webb ahead of United's 2-1 win on May 8 but an FA regulatory commission says they were still guilty of improper conduct.
The FA prohibits managers from discussing officials ahead of matches.
The FA says the "minor breach" was the first time the rule had been tested since it was introduced for the 2009-10 season.
It added that "it should be taken as a warning to all managers in the future that any such breach, even positive comments, are likely to result in a charge."


Updated : 2021-03-08 06:25 GMT+08:00