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# Let Off

This year
Bruno Fernandes set to avoid FA punishment for appearing to touch assistant ref
The incident happened near the end of Manchester United’s 7-0 defeat by Liverpool at Anfield yesterday.
All time
Crusaders escape as Brumbies miss last-chance conversion
It went right down to the wire in Christchurch earlier.
Wolves left to rue Saiss miss in goalless draw at Aston Villa
The defender fired over an open goal from a yard out after Conor Coady hit the post.
Saracens escape points deduction and are fined just €50,000 at hearing
The English club are free to face Leinster in the quarter-finals, although EPCR can appeal the decision.
Ronaldo spares Emre Can's blushes as below-par Juve see off Lazio
The ex-Liverpool man scored an own goal, but it ultimately didn’t matter.
Huge boost for Kildare as Kevin Feely cleared to play against Armagh
The Kildare midfielder won his appeal against the black card he received against Clare in the Allianz League.
One of the Open favorites had a 2-stroke penalty waived in controversial ruling
There were more questions for Jon Rahm at the Irish Open recently of course.
Farrell let off the hook as two-week ban allows him to play in Champions Cup final
The England out-half will breathe a sigh of relief following his hearing in London.
Disciplinary committee choose to ignore 'gypsy boy' history and give Joe Marler two-week ban for kick
Wasps prop Simon McIntyre received the same punishment for a similar offence.
The Six Nations will not punish Joe Marler for 'gypsy boy' slur
The Harlequins man will also not be banned for striking an opponent.
Mayo handed boost ahead of Dublin showdown after defender wins red card appeal
The Westport club man will be free to play at Croke Park on 30 August.
CSKA Moscow let off with partial stadium ban for Yaya Toure abuse
UEFA has ordered the Russian club to close Sector D of Arena Khimki for the upcoming Champions League game.
Cheick Tiote handed suspended prison sentence for buying fake driving licence
The Newcastle United midfielder admitted to paying €15,000 to a man in Belgium for the forged document.
No FA action for Callum McManaman over horror Haidara tackle
An FA statement said that as match officials had seen the incident, the governing body was powerless to take retrospective disciplinary action.
'Unduly lenient': IRB to appeal Thomson stamp ban
The New Zealand back row was given a one-week ban for stamping on the head of Alasdair Strokosch.
Van Persie avoids FA sanction despite Pardew criticism
Calls for the striker to be punished were made after he allegedly elbowed Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
Ferguson dubs Terry ban 'lenient'
“It is time to move on and so should the game,” said the Manchester United manager today.
No further action against Barton after arrest
The QPR midfielder was involved in a scuffle outside a Liverpool nightclub on 4 June.
What the...? Balotelli's challenge on Alex Song goes unpunished by the FA
The suits claim that their hands are tied because it was not an off-the-ball incident.
Possibility of becoming England captain helped Hartley get a lighter ban for biting
The Northampton Saints hooker was given glowing references by forwards coach Graham Rowntree during his disciplinary hearing for the incident involving Stephen Ferris.
Pulis escapes driving ban by claiming Stoke would be relegated
The Potters manager came up with one of the most novel pleas we’ve ever heard.
Lucky man: Bonds is spared prison sentence over obstruction of justice
Barry Bonds has received a lenient sentence after he was convicted of deliberately misleading a jury.