‘Complete Joke!’: Chelsea Fans Furious With FA Ruling

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Chelsea fans have been left livid this afternoon with the Football Association confirming that no action will be taken against Burnley’s Ashley Barnes, who was guilty of a horror challenge on Nemanja Matic this weekend.

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The Blues player was sent off for his aggressive reaction to the incident but Chelsea have appealed that decision and hope justice would be done by the FA in the form of retrospective punishment. However, as the referee saw the decision no action will be taken.

The decision, although easy to disagree with, goes according to the FA’s rules on retrospective punishment, as they will not issue any action towards incidents spotted by the officials and mentioned in the post-match referee’s report.

It’s about time the governing body changed this rule though, to ensure that justice will be done in the future. For now, Chelsea fans will prepare to be further disappointed when Matic’s red card appeal is turned down…