It will not Investigate Tekel FA Barnes told Matic
London – Burnley can breathe a sigh of relief because the FA decided not to conduct an investigation into the case of a hard tackle Ashley Barnes to Nemanja Matic, in the game contra Chelsea last weekend.
Incident between Barnes and Matic occurred in the 70th minute when both are engaged in a duel struggle for the ball. Barnes feet hit the shin Matic to make Serbian midfielder fell.
There is no punishment from referee Martin Atkinson at the time and immediately rushed to Barnes Matic, after rising from the ground, and push the Burnley players.
The incident did not go unnoticed by Atkinson, who then immediately gives red card to Matic. Chelsea are playing with 10 men in the remaining 20 minutes of the end had to settle with a final score of 1-1, after Burnley equalized in the 81st minute.
After the match Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, had insinuated that Atkinson’s decision which became one of the four incidents mentioned Mourinho in an interview with the BBC.
Two days later, the FA had issued a decision after observing the incident via the video, in which they will not further investigate the Dachshund Barnes and this means that the players will be free of sanctions.
By Sky Sports, the reason is because the FA decided Atkinson saw the incident although not impose any penalty on the game.
Meanwhile Atkinson himself had to serve in Premier League action this weekend after the FA charges it became the fourth official at the match Manchester United counter Sunderland.
For red card Matic, Chelsea reportedly will appeal given that he will miss three matches in a row including the English League Cup final counter Tottenham Hotspur on March 1.