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Al Fayed attacks FA

THE Football Association and the Premier League were today pondering their next step after Fulham chairman Mohamed Al Fayed launched a scathing attack on both bodies.

The Egyptian businessman has demanded a review of refereeing practices and the decision-making process. He has written to the FA and Premier League seeking action on behalf of all clubs.

Al Fayed spoke out after Fulham's 1-0 loss at Manchester United last month, in which referee Michael Oliver waved away claims for a Fulham penalty a minute from time.

In a statement on the club's website, he said: "It is time for the Premier League to wake up. They have been in a coma for a long time.

"Once again I call for action to review the standard of officials, and the transparency of the processes by which referees are allocated to games."