Fernandes could be banned by the FA after altercation with assistant referee
Man United captain Bruno Fernandes is on course to be banned after the FA opens an investigation on his push on assistant referee against Liverpool.
Not only Man United was humiliated by Liverpool after they were defeated 7-0 at Anfield, but also they could see their captain banned afterFernandes
shoved the assistant referee during the game.
Fernandes, who reportedly asked to be substituted after Liverpool went ahead, was seen pushing the assistant referee in the second half.
Now the Ref Support UK has urged the FA to take actions against him and retrospectively ban the Portuguese playmaker.
The organisations chief executive Martin Cassidy said:
"Just like someone doing a Ronaldo celebration or a Cruyff turn, children will mimic what they see on TV. We’re talking about a world class official being pushed in the back here. The onus is certainly on the FA. They have all the evidence in front of them to send a real strong message across all football that touching a match official in this way is totally unacceptable.
"Fernandes behaved like an entitled child. The FA has done an awful lot of great work since the beginning of the year in terms of protecting match officials, such as the body cam pilot, which is a wonderful progressive move. But they can damage that by not addressing this with a strong ban. We believe it should be five games for this."
Fernandes was ripped to shreds by former Man Utd players Neville and Roye Keane following the 7-0 drubbing.
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