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Patrice Evra has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association, while Manchester United team-mate Rio Ferdinand has been 'reminded of his responsibilities to the game'.

United full-back Evra has been charged by the FA in relation to an incident at the end of his club's game with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on 26th April.

After the match, several members of United's squad who had not featured in the 2-1 defeat were put through their paces in a training exercise, only to clash with Chelsea's groundstaff.

As a result of the fracas, Evra has been charged with improper conduct along with Chelsea groundsman Sam Bethell, who has also been charged with using abusive language aggravated by reference to nationality/race.
Thorough investigation

An FA statement read: "The charges are the result of a thorough investigation conducted by the FA over the past three months.

"In bringing the charges, the FA used video evidence, CCTV footage and various witness statements from individuals present."

Meanwhile, Red Devils centre-half Ferdinand has been censured by the FA following an incident in the tunnel after the final whistle.

Ferdinand inadvertently kicked a steward and there were suggestions he could face a ban, and possibly be overlooked for the England captaincy.

The FA statement continued: "The FA also investigated a post-match incident involving Rio Ferdinand and a Chelsea steward. No charge has been issued, on the basis that the incident was an accident and an apology had been made.

"In reaching its decision the FA relied largely on evidence provided by the steward in question. However, Ferdinand has been reminded of his responsibilities."
 

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I heard that Rio was getting a 4 game ban from a mate but thought nothing of it
since he's an Arsenal fan! :p


Doubt theres truth to the tale but you never know.

Lets hope not, eh? ;)
 

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I knew that Evra would get charged.

Just another example of the bias of the FA.

I doubt Rio will get the 4 game ban that was touted in the papers, but it is the FA we're talking about, so it wouldn't be surprising if he did tbh.
 

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The Chelsea staff instigated the confrontation, and with racial remarks. How can they charge Evra for retaliating, especially while the staff being punished can't be banned from playing as they aren't freakin' players? It shows what a joke the FA is.
 

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bryn_keeno said:
were united not breaking the warm down code of conduct and running in the box
I'm not sure, but what was reported was, it was something to do with the Chelsea staff asked the group to move and they refused or something along those lines.

But if there was a problem, they should have went and spoke to Sir Alex about it. Causing the confrontation, and racially abusing Evra, was definitely the wrong way to go about it.
 
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