My goodness, just what are the FA smoking these days – and after just announcing they are taking no action on McManaman for that terrible tackle on Haidara, because they said they couldn’t since one official had witnessed the tackle, and presumably thought it was fair, they have now come out and charged Assistant Manager John Carver, who was sent off at half-time of the Wigan game, with misconduct.
You talk about adding insult to injury – this is completely ridiculous..
John Carver – charged by FA with misconduct
McManaman wasn’t charged with anything
Newcastle United have just confirmed that the FA have charged the club’s Assistant Manager John Carver with misconduct, and this is the statement Newcastle have released on the matter:
Newcastle United have just received notification that assistant manager John Carver has been charged with misconduct by the FA in relation to an incident at half-time during Sunday’s Barclays Premier League fixture at Wigan.
It comes after the 48-year-old was involved in a half-time fracas during Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at Wigan. Carver was seen arguing with both players and staff in reaction to Callum McManaman’s heavy challenge on Magpies defender Massadio Haidara.
The FA has also charged Wigan coach Graham Barrow with misconduct for his role during the incident.
So what are these guys at the FA smoking?
Newcastle have a player who had to be replaced after 12 minutes (Debuchy) on Sunday, and then have Massadio crippled by a terrible tackle that the FA will take no action on – and the referee didn’t see.
We just have to assume that the tackle made by McManaman was fair?
Newcastle then have a goal allowed that was clearly handball after 90 minutes to rob us of a draw – and now we have John Carver charged for misconduct.
It was not a good day at the office for Newcastle on Sunday – but the FA have again proven they are little short of a complete laughing stock.
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