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Fergie decides not to fight ban

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will not appeal his five-game touchline ban, and the FA have agreed it can start immediately.

Ferguson received the punishment for his comments about referee Martin Atkinson following the 2-1 Premier League defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge earlier this month.

Ferguson has been critical of the Football Association's decision to ban him, but the FA confirmed on Thursday that the United boss will not appeal.

The governing body have also accepted a request for his suspension to begin immediately, which means he will not be in the dugout for Saturday's Premier League game against Bolton at Old Trafford but would be able to return for the potentially crucial league game away to title challengers Arsenal on May 1.

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sokrates4162d ago

Of course not. FA is that arrogant that it wouldnt help him any way. 5 matches for yelling out, after being robbed two points shouldnt be banned at all. The Fergie got 5, the ref should get 10.

Vherostar4161d ago

He had this coming he been getting away with too much for years its about time he got what was coming. He should have got more. He was a baby spitting out his dummy and blaming the ref because his players couldn't get the job done simple as.

4162d ago