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FA fines Sagna for Instagram post

The Football Association has fined Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna £40,000 for a social media post that appeared to question referee Lee Mason's impartiality in the wake of a 2-1 Premier League win over Burnley earlier this month.

City secured a 2-1 win over Sean Dyche's side thanks to second-half goals from Gael Clichy and Sergio Aguero, despite playing with 10 men for an hour after Fernandinho was sent off for a dangerous lunge on Johann Gudmundsson.

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Sagna, who was later involved in an altercation with Burnley midfielder George Boyd that Dyche felt should have resulted in him also seeing red, appeared to take issue with decisions made by Mason in an Instagram post made after the match.

He wrote: "10 against 12.. but still fighting and winning as a team #together #mancity #youfreetothinkwhateveryouwant.".

The France international later amended the post to remove "10 against 12" but the FA decided he still fell foul of their rules in this area.

Sagna has escaped a suspension, with City hosting in-form Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium this Saturday, but has been warned over his future conduct.


still fighting and winning as a team. #together #mancity #youfreetothinkwhateveryouwant

A photo posted by Bacary Sagna :trident:King B El chino:trident: (@therealbac) on Jan 2, 2017 at 10:55am PST

Sagna has played 11 Premier League games for City so far this season, having made 28 appearances in the top flight last year.