Manchester City’s French defender, Bacary Sagna have been fined by the Football Association over a social media post that questions referee Lee Mason’s impartiality in their premier league match against Burnley at the weekend.

The Citizens secured a 2-1 win over Sean Dyche’s side thanks to second-half goals from Gael Clichy and Sergio Aguero, despite playing with 10 men for an hour after Fernandinho was sent off for a dangerous lunge on Johann Gudmundsson.

Sagna, who was later involved in an altercation with Burnley midfielder George Boyd that Dyche felt should have resulted in him also seeing red, appeared to take issue with decisions made by Mason in an Instagram post made after the match.

He wrote: “10 against 12.. but still fighting and winning as a team #together #mancity #youfreetothinkwhateveryouwant.”.

The France international later amended the post to remove “10 against 12” but the FA decided he still fell foul of their rules in this area.

Sagna has escaped a suspension, with City hosting in-form Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium this Saturday, but has been warned over his future conduct.

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