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Last Updated: Tuesday, 19 December 2006, 17:01 GMT
Boss Jewell to punish McCulloch
Chris Morgan
Morgan has already forgiven McCulloch
Wigan boss Paul Jewell is set to fine Lee McCulloch after the midfielder was found guilty of punching Sheffield United's Chris Morgan.

McCulloch, who has been banned for three matches for his actions, struck Morgan in the closing stages of the Latics' 1-0 defeat on Saturday.

"Lee fully deserved to be charged. There was no escape," said Jewell.

"It was a silly thing to do, and although it was out of character, we'll be taking internal action against him."

The Scotland international will miss Saturday's game with Chelsea at the JJB Stadium, the Boxing Day match at Manchester United and the 30 December clash at Watford.

Meanwhile, Jewell was critical of the Football Asssociation for the lack of action taken against Juan Pablo Angel after the Aston Villa striker appeared to elbow Morgan, in a match a few days earlier.

I can show you plenty of examples where players at top clubs have done things wrong

Wigan boss Paul Jewell

"It's the inconsistency of the law that drives me up the wall," added Jewell.

"Everyone could see Angel elbow Morgan, yet nothing happened as the referee saw it. What a load of nonsense that is.

"I saw it and everybody else saw it. It was a bad challenge, but because the referee has dealt with it, nothing gets done."

"Now I'm a believer in right and wrong, and I thought they were both wrong.

"I can show you plenty of examples where players at top clubs have done things wrong, yet got away with it, with the ref only giving them a yellow card when it should have been red.

"The FA say they can't referee a game retrospectively, but if you are wrong and the evidence is there then you take action."

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