LONDON (AP)—The Football Association will open an investigation after Liverpool winger Ryan Babel posted a digitally altered picture on Twitter of referee Howard Webb wearing a Manchester United shirt.
Webb awarded a penalty against Liverpool and later sent off its captain Steven Gerrard as Man United won 1-0 in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday.
Before linking to the image of Webb, Babel wrote on Twitter: “And they call him one of the best referees. That’s a joke.”
The FA told The Associated Press that “we will definitely look into this matter.”
United winger Ryan Giggs scored from the spot in the second minute after Daniel Agger had fouled Dimitar Berbatov.
Gerrard was dismissed for a challenge on Michael Carrick in the 32nd.
You'd think they would have better things to look into like Webbs handling of the game.