Sky Sports is reporting that Manchester City are considering appealing against the size of the fine imposed on Bacary Sagna, after he was ordered to pay £40,000 by the Football Association for a social media post.
Sagna took to social media after the match to vent his frustrations at Lee Mason's officiating and suggested it had been '10 against 12' - before he subsequently deleted the comment.
Although the 33-year old later apologised for offence he had caused, the FA promptly approached the Frenchman to explain the post.
Sky sources understand City believe every case is different, and they feel similar incidents of players criticising officials - such as Andy Carroll, Gary Cahill and Wayne Rooney - have been dealt with far more leniently, and a £40,000 fine is disproportionate.
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