Luke Shaw set to learn fate today following shocking penalty claims, FA to consider ban

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw is set to learn whether or not the FA will ban him following his recent claims against referee Stuart Attwell. 

Sunday’s Premier League match against Chelsea saw both giants play out a boring 0-0 draw.

However, in what was a largely disappointing encounter, the game’s biggest talking points came after Shaw shockingly claimed his side were denied a penalty after Attwell said awarding one would be too controversial.

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi was clearly seen handling the ball inside of his own area and despite checking the VAR pitchside monitor, Attwell opted against pointing to the spot.

Speaking after the game, Shaw told reporters that he had overheard Attwell telling club captain Harry Maguire that the reason he didn’t give a spot-kick was that it would generate too much negative attention.

Despite the English defender’s shocking claims, senior Red Devils’ officials reportedly remain adamant Shaw misinterpreted the pair’s conversation.

However, following the Englishman’s public claims, according to a recent report from the Daily Mail, Shaw could be handed a lengthy ban for breaking FA regulations.

Rule E3(1) of the FA’s regulations state that should any player ‘imply bias or attack the integrity of match officials they can be handed a misconduct charge.

The Daily Mail claim that a decision is likely to be made later on Monday.

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  1. Both the FA and the ref are bastards. the refree Idiot Stuart Foolish Attwell should be ban.

  2. I think this is some kind of April Fools’ joke! A few days ago a Sky pundit was saying that the English referees are all hopeless contrary to the PL! Maybe they should create a ban against Sky pundits and what they say.
    This is a breach of democracy and freedom of speech. Since when does the FA think that it can ride rough shod over everybody. Why don’t they admit a mistake when they clearly make one. VAR cannot lie nor hide and in this case it was such an obvious penalty.
    As for the excuse the Ref made – Jesus, we have seen so many howlers by the referees, penalties given when they shouldn’t, not given when they should and they expect to keep on doing this and protecting their personnel who seem to be struggling with making the right decisions. This time round Luke was right and just maybe, every team that finds itself in a similar situation should sue the FA for damages. Instead they really think they are above the law and now are putting salt in the wound and banning Shaw? If this is not acting like a totalitarian regime, what is?

  3. Ball hits hand, should be a penalty.

    Now lost faith in this media circus call the F.A.

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