Sagna charged for questioning integrity of EPL referee
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 11, 2017 10:14 AM
FILE- In this Saturday Aug. 13, 2016 file photo, Manchester City's Bacary Sagna, right, attempts to block a cross during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. Sagna has been charged by the English Football Association for questioning the impartiality of a referee in a Premier League game, the FA said Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna has been charged by the English Football Association for questioning the impartiality of a referee in a Premier League game.
The France international posted a message on Instagram after City beat Burnley 2-1 on Jan. 2, saying: "10 against 12... but still fighting and winning as a team." City played more than half of the match with 10 men following Fernandinho's sending-off.
The FA said Tuesday that Sagna has been charged with misconduct because his comment "questioned the integrity of the match official and/or alleged and/or implied bias on the part of the match official, and/or brought the game into disrepute."
Sagna has until Friday to respond to the charge.