Even as Obama finished delivering his emotional farewell speech to the people of America, somewhere else in the world of football somebody was equally emotional.
Manchester City’s Bacary Sagna was charged has a result of his Instagram posts. The France defender had made offending comments on social media after a win over Burnley, reported Daily Mail.
After the win, the 33-year old uploaded an image on the photo sharing platform with the caption “10 against 12… but still fighting and winning as a team.” He updated his status after a 2 – 1 win against Burnley on 2nd January but quickly edited his post with a new caption “still fighting and winning as a team”.
Questioning Referee’s integrity?
Sagna’s comments were taken to imply he was questioning the integrity of the officials who had overseen their match. The referee Lee Mason had sent off midfielder Fernandinho during the Premier League contest.
The FA read a statement which announced the charges saying: “Bacary Sagna has been charged for misconduct contrary to FA Rule E3 (1). It is alleged that a comment posted on social media by the Manchester City defender constituted improper conduct in that it questioned the integrity of the match official and/or alleged and/or implied bias on the part of the match official, and/or brought the game into disrepute. He has until 6pm on 13 January 2017 to respond to the charge.”
Via Daily Mail
Chelsea’s John Terry Woes
But Sagna wasn’t the only one facing emotional moments. John Terry has a one-match ban after FA rejected his appeal.
John Terry was sent off the FA Cup tie against Peterborough after having fouled Lee Angol. Referee Kevin Friend showed him a red card in the Sunday match.
The FA confirmed on Tuesday that Terry’s appeal was unsuccessful and thus the suspension. This rule out Terry’s participation in the match against champions Leicester on Saturday.
Another player serving a 3-match ban is Middlesbrough defender Daniel Ayala whose bid to have the red card awarded to him in the match against Sheffield was also unsuccessful.