Martin Skrtel has been banned for three games by the FA after his stamp on David De Gea at the weekend. The Liverpool defender was playing as an auxiliary striker in the final minutes of the tie against bitter rivals Manchester United when he left a boot in on the goalkeeper when charging through to collect a through ball.
In defence of the FA the footage looks bad.
But Skrtel appeared adamant he had no intention of stamping on De Gea and appealed the ban yesterday.
It came in the same game that Ander Herrera was stamped upon by Steven Gerrard just 38 seconds after the Liverpool player entered the field. He was sent off and will also serve a suspension.
Clearly Skrtel does not feel he warranted the decision.
Just moments after the decision went public he posted this picture on his official Instagram account.
Not wanting to put words into the Slovakian’s mouth but it would seem as though this is an insinuation that the FA’s decision was clown-like.
Now expect the FA to act all Joe Pesci in Goodfellas over this and ask Skrtel if they are ‘here to amuse him’ before slapping him with an extra games fine.