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I hope CFC keep a copy of the video for use as a defence when a Chelsea player is punished for something similar. Like Chelsea lawyers did with the ballboy incident. FA had to backtrack on increasing the ban on Hazard because of previous incidents of a similar nature.
Defo Red for the hands round Coles throat. OK, he never did it violently but you just don't do it, so a red for me.
Colloccini's eyes never left the ball, so nothing deliberatly malicous in the 'attempt to get the ball'. A Yellow and a penalty would have been the right thing to do.................but injuries happen and it matters if it was deliberatly reckless or not.