City defender Bacary Sagna has been asked by the FA to explain his Instagram post last night and could face action if found guilty.
Bacary Sagna was clearly bemused by the performance of Lee Mason during City’s 2-1 victory over Burnley last night and took to Instagram with the hashtag “#10v12”. Whilst the defender could claim it was a typo, he later removed the comment and replaced it with “#youfreetothinkwhateveryouwant”, which may not have helped his cause.
Sagna has until 5pm on Friday to respond to the FA with an explanation of the post and what it was referring to and is likely to face a fine or warning if found guilty – it’s not expected that there will be any ban involved.
FA rules state that players aren’t permitted to question any neutrality of referee’s and officials, prompting an investigation.
The post has since been modified, but you can see the original version here:
Shots fired by Bacary Sagna on Instagram. 🔫 pic.twitter.com/3LTNq4yQu4
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