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Swear Watch #1

April 8th 2011
1. Player: Steve Fletcher
Game: Bournemouth vs Peterborough

After being penalised for a foul, repeatedly said to the referee “you haven’t got a fucking clue.”

April 9th 2011
2. Player: Jermaine Beckford
Game: Wolves vs Everton
Time: 73 minutes

After being substituted, Beckford was clearly seen on the TV screen saying “fuck me” before continued swearing in a row with David Moyes.

April 9th 2011
3. Player: Peter Crouch
Game: Spurs vs Stoke
Time: 11 minutes

Crouch was clearly seen on the TV screen saying “fuck off” twice after scoring Spurs’ opening goal.

April 9th 2011
4. Player: Matthew Etherington
Game: Spurs vs Stoke

Repeatedly said “fucking useless” to the referee after he was fouled. Told the referee to “fuck off” when booked after 85 minutes.

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Wayne Rooney was recently charged with using “offensive, insulting and/or abusive language” and banned for two games.
Yesterday, in Everton’s game against Wolves, Jermaine Beckford was seen saying “f**k me” when he was substituted on 73 minutes.
I was wondering whether Beckford is going to be charged with using “offensive, insulting and/or abusive language” and banned for two games?
Just like Lee Mason didn’t see/hear Rooney swearing, I imagine Phil Dowd didn’t see Beckford swearing. But the benefit of video footage allowed Rooney to be charged so I was wondering whether video footage would be used to charge Beckford, to ensure that the Respect campaign is upheld.

Also, after putting Spurs ahead on 11 minutes, Crouch was seen saying “f**k off” twice in the direction of the crowd. Just like Mason didn’t see/hear Rooney swearing, I imagine Kevin Friend didn’t see Crouch swearing. But the benefit of video footage allowed Rooney to be charged so I was wondering whether video footage would be used to charge Crouch, again to ensure that the Respect campaign is upheld.
Your response on this matter would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
NAME

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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103 Comments

  1. indiandevil says:

    Chelsea game now guys, upwards and onwards!

    Here’s a piece on top 5 European nights at OT :

    http://www.thehardtackle.com/index.php/high-five-european-nights-at-old-trafford/#

  2. CROoney says:

    the rule does not say that the swearing is not allowed during the game , it says, i think, that the players must not swear directly at the camera

  3. torontored says:

    WHAT??? says

    Spot on – the twats at the FA make it up as they want.

    But wtf do they persist in reinventing The Spanish Inquisition just for United.

    George Orwell and Kipling would have a field day.

    One thing they keep forgetting – we have SAF (from Govan)- we have The Force (from Star Wars)- WE ARE MANCHESTER UNITED (from Manchester)

    UNITED 194 – 2011

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