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MPs join call to review Hume case

Barnsley

Five MPs have joined the call for the Football Association to review Chris Morgan's challenge on Barnsley striker Iain Hume.

Labour MP Eric Illsley tabled an early day motion demanding the FA look again at the incident at Oakwell last month, which left Hume with a fractured skull.

Sheffield United defender Morgan escaped further punishment after getting a yellow card for the elbow.

But now the FA is now facing increasing pressure to look at the case again.

Livingstone MP Jim Devine and Barnsley West MP Michael Clapham are the latest to lend their support to the motion.

Portsmouth South MP Mike Hancock, Broxtowe MP Nick Palmer and Keighley MP Ann Cryer had already added their signatures after it was tabled last Friday.

Hume, 25, spent 24 hours in intensive care after undergoing emergency surgery on his injury.

The FA investigated the incident but concluded they could not prove Morgan had intended to injure him.

But the MPs disagree and Illsley has called for the FA to drop their Respect campaign until the case is reviewed.



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see also
MP tables motion over Hume affair
05 Dec 08 |  Barnsley
Hume aiming to continue playing
21 Nov 08 |  Barnsley
Barnsley's Hume leaves hospital
26 Nov 08 |  Championship


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