Social media is often thought to be an important medium for self-expression. As it turns out, an instagram comment is enough to get a footballer in trouble with the FA.
Manchester City defender, Bacary Sagna, has found himself being subject to a fine by the FA this week after posting a picture on instagram and captioning it “10 against 12… but still fighting and winning as a team #youfreetothinkwhatyouwant.”
Sagna’s comments came after Manchester City’s 2-1 win against Burnley, at home in which the referee had sent off Fernandinho. The implication being that the referee had shown bias against Manchester City.
The club then sought to appeal the £40,000 fine, but were ultimately unsuccessful.