- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

LONDON (AP) - Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna has been charged by the English Football Association for questioning the impartiality of a referee in a Premier League game.

The France international posted a message on Instagram after City beat Burnley 2-1 on Jan. 2, saying: “10 against 12… but still fighting and winning as a team.” City played more than half of the match with 10 men following Fernandinho’s sending-off.

The FA said Tuesday that Sagna has been charged with misconduct because his comment “questioned the integrity of the match official and/or alleged and/or implied bias on the part of the match official, and/or brought the game into disrepute.”

Sagna has until Friday to respond to the charge.


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