FA take no action over Everton boss Roberto Martinez for 'diabolical' comment

Roberto Martinez Manager of Everton
Image: Roberto Martinez will not be punished by the FA for his comments after the draw with Chelsea

The Football Association will take no action over Everton boss Roberto Martinez after he called the refereeing "diabolical" in his side's 3-3 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Martinez was angry with the decision to allow John Terry's dramatic late equaliser - the Chelsea captain was a yard offside before scoring in the eighth minute of injury time - and the fact the goal came after what he believed to be the allotted added time. 

He told Sky Sports: "I'm not frustrated. I'm very angry. Top and bottom, we lost this football game because of an horrific decision right at the end. It's clearly offside and it was over the time of seven minutes. If you look at the time of when we conceded, it's well over the time. That's something which is clear cut.

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Everton boss Roberto Martinez was left angered with the officials after his side conceded a late equaliser at Stamford Bridge

"It's a long ball, a couple of headers and all you want is the referee to do his job. The linesman is in a good position and John Terry is clearly, clearly offside.

"You're looking at a game which was a fantastic game of football - for every fan and neutral - but the level of refereeing is diabolical in that respect. That's really, really hurtful."

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However, the FA has decided there is no case to answer because Martinez did not question referee Mike Jones' integrity and was not personal in his criticism. Managers are allowed to express their opinion on decisions and performances by officials.

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