Wenger wants disciplinary system changed

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hit out at the current disciplinary system in English football and wants an "ethics committee" established to over-rule referees.

The Football Association's current rules state a player can not be disciplined retrospectively if any of the match officials at that game saw the incident in question. That policy caused outrage recently when Mario Balotelli's studs-up challenge on Arsenals' Alex Song went unpunished even though referee Martin Atkinson failed to act on it.

Wenger says the current system lacks common sense and wants to see an overhaul as soon as possible. He told Arsenal Magazine: "Basically we are in the position at the moment where if somebody takes a player's leg off, if the referee has seen it and misjudged it, the player gets away with it. For me that is not acceptable."

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