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Sagna fined for Instagram post

Liam Hanna by Liam Hanna @LiamPHanna - 0 1,733

Pin Sagna has been fined £40,000 for an Instagram post he made after the Burnley match. AFP
Sagna has been fined £40,000 for an Instagram post he made after the Burnley match. AFP

Sagna fined for Instagram post

Liam Hanna by Liam Hanna @LiamPHanna - 0 1,733

Manchester City defender Bakary Sagna has been fined £40,000 for an Instagram post aimed at referee Lee Mason in City's 2-1 win over Burnley earlier this month.

The Frenchman landed himself in hot water with the Football Association after he posted a photo on Instagram following the win against Burnley, which was captioned "10 vs 12".

The match saw City midfielder Fernandinho sent off for a challenge on Burnley's Joey Gudmundsson which angered Sagna and fellow team-mates as they didn't think the tackle merited a red card.

Players are able to criticise referee's performances, however, it is against the rules to question the integrity or suggest partiality on the referee's behalf.

The FA have therefore decided to punish the France international with a £40,000, but the full-back has avoided a suspension.

This is the pìcture that Sagna posted, which he since deleted from his account.

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