Date: 8th December 2008 at 5:10pm
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Patrice Evra has been banned for four games after the incident with a Chelsea groundsman back in April. Another proof, if any needed, that the FA intends to make an example of United whenever they can.

Letting off other teams lightly and not dealing with incidents severely enough is common practice at the FA but this latest one takes the biscuit. I mean, Pogatetz”s career-threatening injury was deemed to be less violent than squaring up to some racist idiot? Not to mention Morgan”s elbow…

And there”s of course Drogba who threw a coin into the crowd and provoked them with a quite rude hand gesture. That warranted only a three-match ban. Surprise surprise, it”s once again that the Manchester United player who is punished most severely.

The ban will start on Monday 22 December and it”s no coincidence I think that it”s exactly four games. The fourth of these games is against Chelsea – Chelsea, who are always let off with ridiculous punishments despite being serial offenders in failing to control their players.

Oh well.