- Jul 5, 2015
- Manchester reds
They can point to other examples of similar incidents which weren't seen at the time but punished based on video evidence and argue there's a level of punishment already set.Mugs, the FA already made it clear they're going to come down hard on him, appealing is just going to make the situation worse.
Skrtel on De Gea
Costa on Can
In both these instances Liverpool and Chelsea appealed the violent conduct charge and still only received 3 match bans.
The FA could well draw a distinction between normal violent conduct and violent conduct that causes a risk to a players head, face, brain etc but then I don't know if there's anything in the rules that say they can. Zlatan obviously caused an impact to his head with the elbow too.