Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Ferdinand in Clear over Challenge

The FA will take no further action against United after 
seven of their players picked up bookings 
on Sunday's 1 - 1 draw at Chelsea.  

United were already expecting an automatic 25,000 pound of fine for more than six cautions, but Referee Mike Riley raised no more concerns in his reports. 

Riley did not take issue with Rio Ferdinand's challenge on Didier Drogba in the final second of the match.

And there was no mention of any incidents following the final whistle. Some United players, had reacted aggressively at full-time, but Riley's report makes clear he was happy with his handing of the game.

The incident was the last of the match - Riley blew the whistle for full-time after the pair collided in the air.

The incident is now in the hands of the police. 

Source: BBC Sports.
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