Two more MPs have called for the Football Association to review their decision not to hand an increased punishment to Chris Morgan for the challenge which left Barnsley's Iain Hume with a fractured skull.

Barnsley Central MP Eric Illsley tabled an early day motion in parliament 11 days ago, urging the FA to further penalise Sheffield United captain Morgan, who was booked for elbowing Barnsley striker Hume in the side of the head at Oakwell last month.

Colin Challen, Labour MP for Morley and Rothwell, and Rudi Vis, Labour MP for Finchley and Golders Green, are the latest to declare their support - bringing the total number of MPs to eight.

Jim Devine, Labour MP for Livingston, Michael Clapham, Labour MP for Barnsley West and Penistone, Mike Hancock, Liberal Democrat MP for Portsmouth South, Nick Palmer, Labour MP for Broxtowe, and Ann Cryer, Labour MP for Keighley, have all signed the EDM in the last 10 days.

Hume, 25, suffered a fractured skull and internal bleeding in the incident which overshadowed the South Yorkshire derby on November 8, and spent 24 hours in a hospital high dependency unit after undergoing emergency surgery.

The FA later decided not to punish Morgan further, concluding they could "only bring additional charges in the most exceptional cases and only if it can be proved beyond doubt that the actions of a player were a deliberate attempt to injure an opponent".
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