Despite Colin Murray saying he wouldn't mention it, it was all about the handshake that wasn’t and then the penalties that weren’t awarded; but hold on, there were two teams playing the game and the home side had more chances.
Was it done on purpose? It seems to me that if you’re not in the top four or five then you’re treated differently. It seems the FA and the BBC love the big clubs and forget the rest.
My own personal point of view is that John Terry is a golden boy to the FA and I’ll explain why; when the CPS (Criminal Prosecution Service) brought the charge against the Chelsea defender the case was delayed till after the Euros,
Would that happen to any other player or a member of the public?
If I was a gambling man I would have put money on him getting off; the annoying thing is he basically admitted it and put it down to ‘sarcasm’.
Once the court case was over and as I expected the FA hit him with a charge but it won’t be heard until the 24th September leaving him to play in the weekend’s fixture.
If, and it’s a big if, they find him guilty then I’d be very interested to see the punishment given out to him. There really isn’t any point in fining him; it won’t make any difference whatsoever.
The FA has to consider what they gave Suarez and that wasn’t with much evidence; both cases are similar but not the same.
On the other hand the FA won’t be too harsh as they gave Joey Barton a 12 game ban but that was for violence. If found guilty then it should be at the very least a 10 game ban.
As for the coverage by the BBC of Saturday’s game; why can’t they do the same as the Olympics where the coverage was world class? The highlights from Loftus Road were far too one sided.
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