Reading’s Stephen Hunt and Ibrahima Sonko won’t face FA disciplinary action for their part in the Cech/Cudicini injuries


19th, October 2006


BREAKING NEWS: The FA has confirmed that no disciplinary action will arise after Sunday’s incredible Reading v Chelsea Premiership match, in which two Chelsea goalkeepers (Petr Cech and Carlo Cudicini) were hospitalised.

An FA statement said: ‘The FA has reviewed the incidents
involving Stephen Hunt/Petr Cech and Ibrahima Sonko/Carlo Cudicini and
has contacted referee Mike Riley, who confirmed that the match
officials saw both incidents at the time… There will therefore be no further action.’

I think this is the right conclusion. You can’t prove malicious intent on the part of either Hunt or Sonko (besides, I don’t think there was any), so let’s move on. The FA have acted swiftly, for once, and hopefully no more will be said about this freakish match, apart from to wish Cech well in his recovery.
[Via BBC Sport]

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  1. Stuey says:

    There is an angle where Hunt does seem to leave his knee in on Cech.
    The FA can’t do anything though ’cause it’s a massive can of worms if they find him guilty of that.
    I’d say both challenges were a bit naughty with unfortunate consequences.

  2. Sam says:

    I don’t think you can say Sonko’s challenge was deliberate.. Hunt’s challenge is open to more debate though I still err on the side of “accidental”.
    Mind you, I believe Jose has done himself no favours by the way he’s approached the matter in his usual firebrand way. He used to be funny now he’s reaching the stage where he’s jsut ranting and raving.. certainly does Chelsea’s popularity no good with me

  3. Stuey says:

    Agreed, Mourinho has got a point….he’s just not making it. He’s running out of good grace which is a pity as he’s a class manager and doesn’t bother pussy footing round issues like some.