Football Association

Referee Mike Dean (1st left) shows Manchester City's Vincent Kompany (1st right) a red card for his tackle of Arsenal's Jack Wilshere (3rd left). Photo: Xinhua

Pandora's Box to remain ajar without consistency

Unforeseen troubles for referees lie ahead because of the FA's decision to rescind Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany's red card for what match referee Mike Dean deemed to be serious foul play. In undermining his interpretation, the FA has opened Pandora's Box.