As discussed on the other thread, it was partly their own fault.So we got very lucky basically? No wonder their manager was livid
Wouldn't surprise me if Satanage submitted a clip from their own match video, after first editing out anything incriminating their own player !I suspect the FA got there video evidence from iFollow, which didnt show anything untoward. Its a poor show if they're going to use evidence from a camera the other side of the pitch from the incident, particularly when the referee and assistant were so close, and didnt think it was worth a red.
Some interesting comments which suggest he thinks the suspension was a little harsh.As discussed on the other thread, it was partly their own fault.
If their player had not gone down like a poleaxed bull, after a slight brush, attention might have been given to what caused the incident. The long delay calmed down the situation. And the player then had to go off and wait to be called back.
But with only one camera, poorly positioned for the incident, as the referee and other officials saw nothing, what else could the officials have done?
Lesson for Stevenage and others: exaggerating an injury does not always work.
And I still think there should be sanctions against this, as well as the player who raises his arm.
Reinforces my point about disproportionate sanctions. Yes, deliberate elbows etc to the head must be punished and Pearce was wrong to react to provocation, but it's unfair that a player who deliberately provokes a raised arm or pretends injury gets no action taken. In the circumstances I think ECFC might have called for the Stevenage player Stokes also to be cited for "ungentlemanly conduct". Too many teams are doing this as a deliberate tactic, it's affecting the game.Some interesting comments which suggest he thinks the suspension was a little harsh.