England Football Association decide no action over Manchester derby incident

first_imgEngland’s Football Association (FA) have decide against taking any action over the the reports stating violent incidents following the Manchester derby earlier this month.FA had asked both Manchester United and Manchester City to submit their observations after reports had emerged that milk and water was thrown by the City players at United manager Jose Mourinho following the derby on December 10.”Following a review of the evidence provided by the clubs and independent eyewitnesses, the FA will be taking no formal action,” said a spokesperson.Mikel Arteta, part of City’s coaching team, was also reported to have suffered a cut in the alleged incidents.Referee Michael Oliver did not witness any post-match incidents and made no reference to anything untoward in his match report.Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was reportedly involved in a brawl with Manchester City players in the change room after United lost 2-1 to City in the Manchester derby at Old Trafford on Sunday.In a heated derby, United and City both conceded soft goals but Pep Guardiola’s strategy of ball possession gave City an upper hand and on the back of some sloppy defending, the blue of Manchester topped the red side of the city.Mourinho, clearly unhappy with the result, said after the match that their penalty appeal should have been accepted as he felt it was a clear penalty.According to reports, Mourinho rampaged into the City changing room for he felt their celebrations were too noisy and highly disrespectful.Upon arrival in the dressing room, the United manager had a verbal altercation with City’s hero of the night, goalkeeper Ederson and soon the City players threw water and milk at him and hit him on his head with a plastic bottle.advertisementReports further suggested that another brawl broke off between 20 players and staff members from both the clubs near the Old Trafford tunnel and the United security had to intervene to stop the fight.Reports of the Mourinho incident reminded people of the ‘Battle of the Buffet’, which occured on October 24, 2004 at Old Trafford when Manchester United had defeated Arsenal 2-0 through a controversial penalty, where Wayne Rooney was accused of tumbling over Sol Campbell’s outstretched leg. Following the match, Cesc Fabregas had thrown as pizza at Sir Alex Ferguson at the tunnel.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

10 months agoBologna director Di Vaio reveals plans to add psychologist for players

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Bologna director Di Vaio reveals plans to add psychologist for playersby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBologna director Marco Di Vaio admits they’re hiring a psychologist to work with the players.The Rossoblu sit third from bottom with just 12 points, though earned a credible draw with AC Milan in midweek.“Bologna are thinking about bringing in a figure who can help work with the players on their minds and mentality,” Di Vaio told Il Resto del Carlino newspaper.“He’d be a psychologist more than a mental coach. The last few weeks have been full of pressure and tension. “It’s not always easy to challenge oneself.” last_img