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Monday, 16 September, 2002, 07:07 GMT 08:07 UK
Keegan punishes Man City duo
Tiatto is shown the red card after tackle on Thompson
Tiatto is shown the red card after tackle on Thompson
Manchester City boss Kevin Keegan is considering the future of bad boy pair Richard Dunne and Danny Tiatto.

City have suspended Republic of Ireland defender Richard Dunne until further notice for a "serious breach" of club discipline.

And Keegan branded Tiatto "a disgrace" after his wild tackle on Blackburn's David Thompson in the 2-2 draw at Maine Road on Sunday.

He said: "I will fine him as much as I can. I was disgusted with the tackle. It as unprofessional and stupid.


I don't really want to talk about it because Danny Tiatto doesn't deserve to be talked about
Manchester City manager Kevin Kegan

"In fact I don't really want to talk about it because Danny Tiatto doesn't deserve to be talked about.

"I just can't abide people doing thins like that. I just won't put up with that sort of thing at my club. I felt really let down by Danny and if one of my players had received a tackle like that I'd be livid.

"As far as I am concerned he wasn't here. He didn't exist. I want my players to go out on the pitch with the right attitude and that certainly wasn't the case with him."

Dunne, meanwhile, has played only once this season, coming on as a substitute in their 3-0 defeat at Leeds United in the opening game of the season.

He has been banned from City's training complex for a fortnight and fined two weeks' wages - approximately 20,000 - after turning up for training on Saturday morning in a somewhat dishevelled state.

The 22-year-old Irish international has previously been disciplined for late-night drinking sessions and was ordered to move from Liverpool by Keegan.

Keegan and City chairman David Bernstein will discuss the player's fate later this week.

"I am very, very disappointed in him and I have told him so," Keegan told the Manchester Evening News.

"He will not be at the club for two weeks. There is a meeting this week and we will see what we can do with him. I am not saying whether he will ever play for my team again until after that meeting."

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