Savage fine lifted

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Leicester City have suspended the £50,000 fine that they had imposed on Robbie Savage while the Football Association continues its probe into the most bizarre story of the season.

Savage's appeal against the maximum two-week penalty for using the toilet in referee Graham Poll's room at Filbert Street prior to last weekend's Premiership game against Aston Villa led to the club softening their original hard line. But Savage still faces an investigation by the FA and he will be fined by Leicester if the improper conduct charge is upheld. He was reported to the FA by Poll for entering the officials' dressing-room without permission

Savage will call for team-mates to give evidence to Bean, backing up his claim that Poll laughed at the incident. The Welsh international has also stressed, in a letter to the Leicester board, that his actions were neither a joke nor done for a bet.

Savage is also reportedly fuming at suggestions that George Boateng will be let off by the FA after throwing Leicester's Paul Dickov's boot into the crowd at the end of the game with Aston Villa.

The Villa midfielder has yet to be charged with any offence and the FA would only say last night: "We are still considering that incident."

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