Martinez Must Watch his Mouth

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Well we all had a feeling this would bite us in the but. Roberto had every right to say what he did, it was even proven that some of the decisions the referee was making were wrong, so why can't he say what is on his mind? Well in the modern world of football you can not as a manager or a member of the club say that an official or player brought a match into disrepute without evidence.

Well we all had a feeling this would bite us in the but. Roberto had every right to say what he did, it was even proven that some of the decisions the referee was making were wrong, so why can't he say what is on his mind? Well in the modern world of football you can not as a manager or a member of the club say that an official or player brought a match into disrepute without evidence.

So in a nutshell speak your mind about what goes on behind close doors, and the FA slap your wrists. It is an out of date and silly rule, but one that the managers know they have to abide by. So why did Martinez not use his head, like we know he can?

Well the heat of the moment in one word. Look at Alan Pardew, he would never dream to hit someone in the normal world, yet in the heat of the moment he lashed out at an official without even thinking. It just happens.

Now to what will Martinez get?

It all depends on how he plays it. Accept the ban, then he is likely to see anything reduced, with it likely to be a fine of some sort. Yet if he tries to wriggle his way out of it with an appeal, then he could end up with a touchline ban. There is no true standard for what the FA could do.

Most likely Martinez will get a slap on the wrist and a hefty fine.

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