Balotelli gets away with it! by KJ
Some shocking news has filtered its way onto twitter. Mario Balotelli will not receive any retrospective action after his horrific tackle on Alex Song during the 1-0 win against Man City at the Emirates. According to the FA, an official saw the incident and decided it was not worth producing a card and hence did not communicate it to Martin Atkinson (providing he wasn’t the actual official who saw it).
It is ridiculous that the FA have decided not to charge that temperamental thug, Balotelli. I don’t understand why they religiously stick by the rule which states ‘Retrospective action can only be taken in scenarios where none of the Match Officials saw the players coming together. The normal scenarios in which retrospective action is taken are for ‘off the ball’ incidents.’.