Well did we expect the FA to back down? The short answer is no. In the modern game if you have an opinion about the officals then your best bet, is to keep it to yourself otherwise face the wrath of the annoyed Football Association. This time round it looks like Martinez has gotten off lightly a small fine (£10,000) in terms of footballing money, and nothing else.
There could have always been bigger repercussions, as the FA are known for their tough handling of such affairs. As it is, Roberto has had a slap on the wrists and told to watch himself.
An offical FA statment read: