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FA Clears Reading Duo of Wrongdoing against Chelsea
The Independent, October 20th, 2006 4:08PM

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The English Football Association was quick to dismiss the idea that Chelsea's goalkeepers Petr Cech and Carlo Cudicini were deliberately injured by Reading players at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday. In his comments to the press, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has relentlessly implied that his players sustained premeditated attacks, and then negligent handling afterwards, even though the television evidence never supported his claims. Frequently, after an incident such as this, the FA or UEFA or even FIFA at times launches its own investigation of the incident. The FA received Chelsea's letter detailing its grievances on Wednesday night, but they were promptly dismissed the following day. The FA decided that neither Stephen Hunt, whose knee hit Cech in the head, nor Ibrahima Sonko who collided with Cudicini, were guilty of any wrongdoing. Earlier in the year, the organization banned Manchester City's Ben Thatcher for eight games after a deliberately malicious elbow to the head of Portsmouth's Pedro Mendes. In that case, the evidence was clear. In Chelsea's case, the organization has decided to take no further action despite the fact that the incident has divided players, pundits and managers. Read the original story...


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