Ferguson facing FA action over linesman rant in draw match against Tottenham
LONDON (AFP) - Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is facing disciplinary action by the Football Association (FA) after criticising a linesman for denying his side a penalty in Sunday's 1-1 draw at Tottenham.
An FA statement on Monday said the governing body had "contacted Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson to ask him for his observations in relation to comments he made in the media following Manchester United's draw against Tottenham yesterday (Sunday)".
After the match, Ferguson hit out at assistant referee Simon Beck, who kept his flag down despite Steven Caulker appearing to trip United substitute Wayne Rooney inside the Spurs 18-yard box in the 63rd minute.
"It was a clear penalty kick on Wayne Rooney, but in no way was the linesman going to give that," Ferguson told the BBC.