Vieira Not Suspended After Red Card in Friendly

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Scholesy18

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010 ... d-friendly

• FA says Vieira will not receive a ban from competitive matches
• Brian Kidd insists midfielder's dismissal was harsh

Vieira was shown a red card midway through the first half of the friendly in Baltimore when the referee, Baldomero Toledo, adjudged the French midfielder to have elbowed the Inter defender Marco Materazzi.

Reports have suggested the dismissal could see Vieira banned for the start of the new season, but a spokesman for the FA told the Press Association: "If a player gets a red card in a friendly he gets a ban for his next friendly, not for competitive matches. If it is overseas, it is dependent on it being reported to us by the host FA.

"In general terms, we retain the right to charge players in the most serious of misconduct cases and make sanctions applicable to competitive first-team fixtures if it is felt necessary."The spokesman indicated the incident involving Vieira was not viewed as that
 

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Anyone remember a couple of years ago both Rooney and Scholes getting banned after being sent off?

I remember when Rooney (and Scholes) got a 3 match ban for the most ridiculous red card I have ever seen,a year after Gerrard was also not suspended.

Gotta love the FA and their double standards
 
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