Avram Grant Charged with Misconduct
Avram Grant has been charged with improper conduct by the FA for his comments after the Stoke game.
Grant was asked whether he thought the referee was trying to even things up after allowing Piquionne's goal to stand. In reply Grant said,
"I think so, yes. Maybe this is the reason the referee started the second half very, very strange.
Until they scored the goal, he gave fouls and penalties, everything for them. Maybe he felt a little bit weak."
If Grant has been charged for misconduct for that statement then the FA will surely also want to have a word with Matthew Etherington. Etherington denies diving to earn a penalty but said,
"After their goal appeared to be a handball, it looked as though the ref was going to give us something."
Etherington seems to be saying exactly the same thing as Grant, so the FA will surely act, won't they?