Patrice Evra is set to appear in front of the FA today to resolve the brawl that occurred after last season’s 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge. Mike Phelan, Gary Neville and Carlos Tevez, amongst others, have all given statements to support the story that Chelsea groundsman, Sam Bethell, made racist comments in Evra’s direction.
Bafflingly, Chelsea have defended the groundsman, with no proof other than his word against that of several well respect United representatives, and now are up on a charge themselves.
No doubt Evra will be in hot water, as regardless of what is said to him, the FA won’t see that as an excuse for throwing punches. On the upside, if the FA don’t bottle is, Chelsea should also find themselves in trouble.