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How can Manchester City be both guilty and innocent of the same offence? Just ask Big Ronnie McFall....

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Pep Guardiola's Manchester City were hit with a slap on the wrist after being deemed both innocent and guilty, something former Portadown chief Ronnie McFall knows all about.

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City were hit with a slap on the wrist after being deemed both innocent and guilty, something former Portadown chief Ronnie McFall knows all about.

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City were hit with a slap on the wrist after being deemed both innocent and guilty, something former Portadown chief Ronnie McFall knows all about.

Assaulting a match official is the most serious offence you can commit on a football field.

It regularly carries a prison sentence, and five years ago an American referee actually died after being felled by a single punch from a player in Detroit.

Marty Magee certainly knew he was in big trouble after being accused of headbutting an assistant referee during an Irish League match at Carrick Rangers' Taylor's Avenue ground.