[b]Uefa probe horror tackle[/b]
Investigation to be held after challenge on Brown
Uefa are to investigate the tackle which forced Celtic midfielder Scott Brown out of the Champions League game with Benfica.
Augustin Binya was shown a straight red card by Swedish referee Martin Hansson for the challenge with five minutes of the match remaining at Celtic Park.
Afterwards, Brown accused his opponent of trying to break his leg and urged Uefa to take further action against the Benfica player.
Binya faces at least a one-match ban and, because he was sent off, the governing body will automatically investigate the incident and decide later this month whether he should face further sanctions.
A Uefa spokesman confirmed: "We haven’t received the reports of the referee or the match delegate yet but we always open a disciplinary case for a red card.
"This will be on the agenda of the next control and disciplinary body meeting on November 15.
“There will be at least a one-match ban but all red cards are judged individually so we will need to wait until the meeting to see if there will be a further ban.”
Comentário de adeptos do Celtic :
Ryan James says... The Good: Liverpools great win would should hopefully give them confidence to push on and win he remaining 2 games, great result also for Celtic. The Bad and the Ugly: A disgusting challenge, don't know how it wasn't a broken leg. Might be young player in the heat of a big game, but absolutely no excuse, that was designed to do damage! Should be banned for longer than the manditory 2-3 games.
Posted 10:06 7th November 2007
James Brunt (Celtic fan) says…
That tackle was an utter disgrace. It was one of the worst I’ve seen on a football field. The Benfica player just went to try and injure Brown and had no intention of playing the ball. Uefa should ban him for the season.
Posted 09:26 7th November 2007