The ex-Arsenal and now Man City enforcer lost no time in stamping his imprint on the Stoke City match or rather Glenn Whelan, whose private parts were probed hard.
Whelan was a bit tongue in cheek after the incident.
"Maybe if I was a bit bigger, then maybe it would have hurt more!"
Vieira meets with the FA's disciplinary committee on Friday and indications are that a three match ban will be imposed.
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