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Callum McManaman Incident Sets a Worrying Precedent For Future Over-The-Top Fouls: The Daily EPL

mcmanaman tackle1 600x305 Callum McManaman Incident Sets a Worrying Precedent For Future Over The Top Fouls: The Daily EPL

I didn’t get a chance to sound off on The FA’s decision yesterday to not charge Callum McManaman for his horrific foul on Newcastle United’s Massadio Haidara. The way I see it, The FA were going by the rules of their organization. And those rules need to be changed. Because one of the referee team saw the incident on Sunday, but failed to see how bad a challenge it was by McManaman, the FA disregarded the incident. If none of the refereeing team had seen the incident, then the FA could have taken action.

That rule needs to be changed to let the FA step in and make a better decision after the fact.

If they don’t change the rule, it sets a worrying precedent for the FA where similar instances may occur on the pitch, and footballers may feel that they can get away with severe fouls knowing full well that they may not even receive a slap on the wrist.

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