The moment of madness

Flashpoint: Confrontation between Reda Johnson and MK Dons boss Karl Robinson, who is alleged to have put his hands around the Owls star's throat near the end of the 1-1 draw                PICTURES: COLIN BRIDGES
Flashpoint: Confrontation between Reda Johnson and MK Dons boss Karl Robinson, who is alleged to have put his hands around the Owls star's throat near the end of the 1-1 draw PICTURES: COLIN BRIDGES
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this is the moment when Sheffield Wednesday defender Reda Johnson ended up on the floor after being confronted by MK Dons manager Karl Robinson.

The flashpoint occurred in the second half at stadiummk when Johnson tried to retrieve the ball to take a quick throw in during the 1-1 draw in Buckinghamshire.

Robinson, who has already been fined and warned as to his future conduct by the FA after being sent off against Colchester on January 2, approached Johnson, then appeared to put his hands to his throat and push him to the ground.

The referee sent Robinson to the stands for the remainder of the match, which could see the Dons boss face another fine and a lengthy ban from the dug out if charged and found guilty by the FA.

Robinson also infuriated Wednesday’s travelling fans by gesticulating towards them at the final whistle as if to insinuate that Johnson had taken a dive. It is the second time this season that there has been bad blood between the clubs after a spicy encounter at Hillsborough in September saw the Owls end MK’s unbeaten start to the campaign.

However, Dons assistant manager John Gorman, who attended the post-match press conference in place of Robinson, said: “It was a big fuss about nothing. The guy fell over and Karl tried to help him up. The film will show what happened.”