The public are shocked by the reduction.
Chelsea are furious that, following their appeal, the FA have reduced Nemanja Matic’s red-card obtained in the 1-1 draw against Burnley to just two games.
Twitter, however, is even more furious that the ban has been reduced at all…
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Chelsea FURIOUS With FA Over Nemanja Matic Ban Reduction
Liverpool Legend Has Now Slammed The FA And Chelsea For Reducing Matic’s Ban
— The Blue (@TheCFCstuff) February 24, 2015
Chelsea are ‘appalled’? Matic raised his hands. Violent conduct. Three games. No debate. The FA are being led a merry dance by Mourinho.
— Lee Clayton (@LeeClayton_) February 24, 2015
I have absolutely no idea why Matic’s ban should be reduced.
— About 45 with a blog (@ManhattanDoc) February 24, 2015
Terrible decision to reduce Matic ban to 2 games!! Sets a precedent and now makes it ok to react violently to bad tackles!!
— Joe Perry (@joegentlemanjoe) February 24, 2015
Mind Chelsea have got some special treatment there, if that had been Cattermole he would have an extra 3 games just for appealing! #Matic
— Crichton (@MattyCrichton) February 24, 2015
— Mr. Wright (@_CallumMWright) February 24, 2015
Just because you get done by a bad tackle you can’t sprint 10 yards and rag doll someone and not expect a red card #matic
— Glen Little (@GlenLittle07) February 24, 2015
I believe Barnes should have been charged and banned … but find the basing of the Matic decision on the force of his push intriguing.
— Andy Dunn (@AndyDunn_SM) February 24, 2015
Chelse should boycott next seasons FA cup in response to @fa decision on Matic if they are so ‘appalled’
— Paul Lagan (@CFCJourno) February 24, 2015
Don’t understand why the FA have reduced Matic’s suspension. Since when did retaliation become graded by what happened to provoke it?
— Adrian Clarke (@adrianjclarke) February 24, 2015
Can we expect Chelsea to warm up on Sunday wearing T-shirts bearing the face of Nemanja Matic?
— David Whitney (@davidtwhitters) February 24, 2015