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Derby's Savage still incensed with Swansea's Pintado

Robbie Savage has continued his rant against Swansea City striker Gorka Pintado, reports . The ex-Wales midfielder is still fuming after being the victim of an ugly challenge from the Spaniard in the Swans' win at Pride Park last week.

Pintado saw a straight red for the foul and will miss four matches.

Pintado's case has been handled by the FAW rather than the FA, but that did not stop Savage saying in his newspaper column: "I could have been writing this from hospital, my career over.

"That's why I believe that the FA must start looking at extending the normal three-match ban for violent conduct when the circumstances are extreme.

"Only Pintado knows his intentions, but I saw a 14-stone raging bull launch himself at me, two-footed and knee high. It was ugly."

And even though the second red of the season meant an automatic four-game ban, Savage added: "I don't see why the FA can't look again at serious fouls, as they do for incidents missed by the referee, and award a four or five-match ban for the very worst of them."

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