FA charge Alex Ferguson over linesman complaint

Speaking last Friday, Ferguson had defended his right to criticise match officials and suggested that English football's governing body had singled him out for punishment.

updated: January 30, 2013 12:51 IST
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London: The Football Association on Tuesday charged Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson after he criticised the performance of an assistant referee in a game at Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month.

"The FA has today (Tuesday 29 January) charged Sir Alex Ferguson in relation to post-match media comments made following Manchester United's game at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday 20 January 2013," said an FA statement.

"It is alleged the Manchester United manager breached FA Rule E3 in that he implied that the match official was motivated by bias.

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