Tuesday, April 05, 2011

FA needs to have their heads looked at

So let me get this straight cursing at a camera is more of an offense against football then breaking a players leg with a terrible tackle. That is the message that the FA is sending with their decision to seek a two match band against Wayne Rooney for swearing at a camera after scoring the winning goal against West Ham on Saturday morning. Rooney has accepted a Football Association charge for using offensive language, but not the automatic two-match ban. He is set to miss the league game against Fulham and the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City. But Rooney has submitted a claim, which will be heard on Wednesday, that the suspension is "clearly excessive".

For years the FA has turned their back on various issues issues, so based on the FA charge Wayne Rooney's action are more of a crime against football then Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross's tackle that broke Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey's leg in Feb. 2010. During that incident Shawcross was given a straight red card and served his one match band.

I'm not saying what Rooney did was right, but lets take a look at everything before we call for a band and if that is worth a two game band, then Ryan Shawcross should have been given 10 games for his actions. All I'm saying is lets just be fair.

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