FA fines Man City defender Sagna over Instagram message
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 18, 2017 10:27 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) — The English Football Association has fined Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna 40,000 pounds (around $50,000) for an Instagram post about a referee.
Sagna posted a photo with the caption "10 against 12.. but still fighting and winning as a team" on the social network site following City's 2-1 win against Burnley on Jan. 2.
Sagna later amended the post to read "still fighting and winning as a team" after a match that saw referee Lee Mason send off midfielder Fernandinho.
The FA also warned Sagna about his future conduct.