Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has escaped any UEFA sanction after his outburst at the final whistle of the Champions League 2-2 draw with Ajax.
Mancini marched onto the pitch after his side had fought back from 2-0 down in the Group D encounter, only to have a goal disallowed and see a penalty claim turned down in the closing moments.
UEFA have confirmed that the incident was not reported by either referee Peter Rasmussen or their match delegate at the Etihad Stadium.
When asked what he said to the referee, Mancini explained: "I said it was a goal. I didn't see the last situation with Mario that was a penalty. I said it was a goal.
"The referee and his staff were really poor tonight."
UEFA had previously handed Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger a one-match ban after calling referee Massimo Busacca 'embarrassing' after a defeat by Barcelona in 2011.
what do you think?
ok so why is that Wenger gets a ban but he escapes one!
Cos the owners are loaded same with the john terry saga. just because the ref's don't report it doesn't mean it should be ignored.
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Cud be that UEFA have realised its mot a coincedence that another of their referees as robbed another british club of a result. Even though they deserved very little from it
Refs guilty conscience???
nice to see city supporting their team in a half empty stadium part timers or what!
I was there along with over 40,000 other supporters. The stadium holds just under 48,000. So the place wasn't fully sold out, but half empty? Go take a reality check.