Stoke City's Mark Hughes questions FA's decision not to punish Garry Monk

Mark Hughes the Stoke manager looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich and Stoke at Carrow Road on March 8, 2014
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Stoke City boss Mark Hughes believes that the FA's decision not to charge Swansea City manager Garry Monk sets a dangerous precedent.

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes believes that a dangerous precedent may have been set following the Football Association's decision not to punish Swansea City boss Garry Monk.

The English governing body asked the 35-year-old to explain his comments after he described referee Michael Oliver's decision to award Stoke a penalty as "disgusting".

Monk also accused Victor Moses of being a "cheat" after he went to ground to win the penalty during the Potters' 2-1 victory over the Swans a fortnight ago.

TV pundit John Hartson was forced to apologise for labelling Moses a cheat on air, while the FA decided against charging Monk for his remarks.

In today's press conference, when asked if the FA's ruling had set a bad precedent, Hughes said: "I think it may well have done. Maybe that word is allowed to be used by ourselves. It seems to be that the FA's vindicated what was said."

Stoke will take on West Ham United at the Britannia Stadium tomorrow.

Swansea manager Garry Monk prior to kick-off against Chelsea in the Premier League match on April 13, 2014
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