Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
United File FA Report over 'Battle of the Bridge'
BBC News, April 28th, 2008 4PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

An ugly scene, dubbed the "Battle of the Bridge," erupted at Stamford Bridge on Saturday following Chelsea's 2-1 win over Manchester United. Patrice Evra, Gary Neville and Park Ji-Sung were warming down after the match, when the Stamford Bridge staff approached and asked them to move in a manner that the United players claim incited what turned into a brawl. Meanwhile, referee Alan Wiley had already gone to the dressing room, unable to act or comment on the incident in his match report. United on Monday said it had filed a report with the Football Association, to which an FA spokesman responded: "We will obviously be asking Chelsea to let us see their CCTV footage of the incident."

The FA added that it would gather "all relevant information" before ruling on the matter, which has already drawn varying explanations from onlookers. United striker Carlos Tevez was quoted as saying his teammate Evra was subject to "a grave insult." He added: "I think that the security cameras will show the provocation we received. I have never seen anything like this in my career ... if the FA opens an investigation, we will cooperate and happily give our version of what happened." Tevez didn't mention the groundskeepers' insult to Evra, but the Daily Mirror reports that United distanced had itself from claims of racism. United and Chelsea are level on 81 points heading into the final two games, but the former maintains its lead at the top due to a vastly superior goal difference.

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Report: Mackay Out of Palace Running    
Malky Mackay, who was considered a shoo-in for the vacant Crystal Palace job, is no longer ...
UEFA Investigates Tavecchio Comments    
Italian soccer federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio is being investigated by UEFA over an alleged racist ...
Report: Glazers to Keep Man United Five More Years    
The Guardian reports that despite mounting unrest over the Glazer's ownership of Manchester United, the family ...
Barca Denied Transfer Ban Appeal    
Barcelona will be unable to sign any players in 2015 after FIFA rejected its appeal against ...
UCL Playoffs: Higuain Rescues Draw vs. Bilbao     
Athletic Bilbao coach Ernesto Valverde says he had "hoped for something more" following his team's 1-1 ...
Wenger Bemoans Ramsey Suspension After Gunners Stalemate    
Aaron Ramsey was sent off as Arsenal eked out a 0-0 draw away to Besiktas in ...
Simeone: Di Maria is Real's Best Player     
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said he thinks that Angel Di Maria is Real Madrid's best ...
Colorado College will be Team USA in 2015    
Colorado College, a Division III school, is moving to the Mountain West this season from Conference ...
Hazing investigation prompts cancellation of UNM opener    
In the aftermath of an incident in which Albuquerque fire and rescue and ambulance personnel were ...
Johannsson Has Groin Surgery     
AZ Alkmaar on Tuesday announced that USA forward Aron Johannsson had surgery on his right groin ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives