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Sir Alex Ferguson Charged With Improper Conduct

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In the aftermath of Chelsea's 2-1 victory over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Monday, Sir Alex Ferguson was an angry, angry man, primarily due to a series of refereeing decisions that he felt cost United the game. He went so far as to accuse Martin Atkinson as being biased against his team, a big no-no as far as the FA is concerned. I don't think that anyone really thought he was going to get away with this:

It was a major game for both clubs and you want a fair referee. You want a strong referee anyway and we didn't get that. I don't know why he's got the game. I must say that when I saw who was refereeing it, I feared the worst.

-Source: BBC

Unsurprisingly, Ferguson has now been charged with improper conduct by the FA. While I understand him feeling aggrieved about some of the refereeing decisions, there's absolutely no excuse to accuse Atkinson of bias. Mistakes happen, as Ferguson is well aware, but it's not ok to imply malice of any sort when things don't break your way. He'll probably end up with a short touchline ban for this (not that I imagine it'll make much difference).

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