Martinez fight goes on

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez

ROBERTO Martinez has promised he won’t be biting his lip in future despite an FA charge hanging over his head.

The Wigan boss is waiting to receive the FA’s full written verdict of his recent hearing before deciding whether to appeal the £10,000 fine for comments made following the defeat at Manchester United last month.

But whatever the outcome, Martinez says he’ll continue speaking his mind after matches

“It would be all too easy for me to be bitter and say that, from now on, I won’t speak after the game,” Martinez said.

“That would be wrong, because I would be going against the fans and my Wigan Athletic fans, who deserve to know the view that I have on the game.

“What’s important - and I learnt this very, very early - is never question the integrity of a referee or a human being who is trying to do their best.

“As we all know, there are circumstances, which affect players, managers and referees. That’s part of the game.

“I will never stop being honest and giving my opinion because I don’t feel the victims of this should be the fans.”