It’s clear the big-wigs at the FA are deciding to make an example of Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano as they today charged him with improper conduct.
Despite the antics we see every week up and down the country, not just by individual players but by entire teams crowding referee’s, the FA have followed the media scent and decided to land it all at the Argentine’s feet.
He will already miss the important game against Everton at the weekend but if found guilty further punishment could miss another two matches as well as receiving a substantial fine.
In a statement the FA said:
“The charge relates to his reaction towards referee Steve Bennett after being sent off against Manchester United.”
Air traffic control orders Air Mascherano to depart