Spiritater wrote:How can he be punished by the FA when a court of law found insufficient evidence. Unless there is 'hard' evidence then I can't see anything coming of it.
that is explained in the article, and in other articles posted previously:
Last week the judge said he could not be satisfied to a criminal standard that Forestieri had said the offending word, although he said he believed Mr Pearce was ‘unlikely’ to have been mistaken about hearing it. He had to be found guilty beyond reasonable doubt. However, the Football Association’s disciplinary system determines cases on the balance of probabilities and, as such, has a much wider scope to rule in favour of the player making the allegations.