Branislav Ivanovic Charged With Violent Conduct For Punching Shaun Maloney In Kidneys (Video)

Chris Wright

10th, April 2012


By Chris Wright

Just a quickie to let you know that Branislav Ivanovic has been charged with violent conduct by the FA for thumping Wigan midfielder Shaun Maloney in the kidneys off the ball – an incident that went almost completely unnoticed during the game itself.

Ivanovic has been given until 6pm on Wednesday evening to respond to the charge, and is likely to be on the recieving end of a three-match ban sooner rather than later.

King o’ the Referees Mike Riley has also personally apologised to Roberto Martinez today after referee Mike Jones and his assistant Dave Bryan royally ballsed up a couple of ‘disgusting’ offside decisions that led to both Chelsea goals in their 2-1 win over the Latics at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

How kind.