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Foy Report: Ballack Had Done Nothing Wrong

Foy Report: Ballack Had Done Nothing Wrong

The FA and the referees are in Manchester United's pocket, never forget that, Rafa told us as much last season so it has to be true. They proved it once again: even though Michael Ballack himself admitted that he fouled Patrice Evra in the build-up to Chelsea's second goal yesterday the FA takes no action because Foy's report indicates he had seen the incident.

He had seen it, yes, and decided that it did not warrant any action. And he actually has the nerve and the cheek to include this in his report. I'm quite speechless, to be honest, as it was a clear foul, a disgraceful one at that, and he saw it. It is astonishing, especially if you take into consideration how tender and gentle he was when he saw Ballack lying on the ground a few minutes earlier: he immediately stopped play and hurried to the Chelsea midfielder to enquire about his well-being.

It's not the first time of course that Chelsea are allowed to bully Evra: he was banned for four games last year even though no evidence backed up the claim that he attacked a member of the Chelsea staff while pictures showed quite clearly their groundsman throwing a punch at him. Still, Chelsea got no punishment and Evra was banned after such a scandalous and outrageous hearing that it's shameful even by FA standards: for instance, United staff members' accounts were brushed aside without any factual evidence to back up the Chelsea version of events.

But at least we can be comforted by the knowledge that Fergie controls the FA. After all, if Rafa said so, it must be true.



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Writer:Zae
Date:Monday August 10 2009
Time: 2:47PM

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I guess why everyone got irritated was because just a few minutes ago,he blew the whistle for a foul on ballack which wasn't serious by any means but then evra fell under a challenge from ballack and surely most utd supporters and players felt that he was going to blow the whistle as he had done before but that did not happen and chelsea carried on the game,they played by the rules and scored the goal which was totally fair.
Antriksh (abmtd)
10/08/2009 17:11:00
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The ref admits that he saw it, so you have to think Evra going down holding his face was what caused him to give nothing. Its unprofessional, because it clearly was a foul, but not suprising as a human response. Strictly speaking, the fairest outcome would have been to give them both yellows for unsportman like behaviour and then given us a freekick. Oh well, I won't die because I didn't get to see giggsy and scholes holding one last community shield aloft!
tuscan3000
10/08/2009 17:42:00
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didn't evra run at Bethell, Bethell put out a hand to stop him and yes then tried to throw a punch in self defence, evra ran how far to get at Bethell? sounds like sour grapes to me, why was evra holding his face after ballacks foul????? utd also had the ball so it was your advantage and you lost the ball so we took advantage. SOUR GRAPES
ten men
10/08/2009 19:08:00
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allowed to bully Evra - you really need to get a grip on reality mate!
merlin
10/08/2009 19:47:00
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He held his NOSE, when he was body checked. When somebody's shoulder hits yours, do you clutch your nose? He was playacting. And the Ref played advantage. Surely you saw that? Rooney gave the ball away. You lot are miserable losers.
JT_daniel
12/08/2009 13:37:00
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