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How Lucky That Refs And The FA Favour United

It's official now: no further action will be taken against Steven Taylor, the Newcastle defender who punched Ronaldo in the face then scythed down Michael Carrick from behind. Joke.

The reason? One joke organisation (The FA) acts according to another joke organisation's (FIFA) rules after a joke referee (Bennett) admits he never saw the incident.

Bennett reported that he gave a yellow card to Taylor for the challenge on Carrick and he did not see the defender hitting Ronaldo. Having watched the footage, the referee declared that he would have only given a yellow card. If a referee deems an offence worthy of only a yellow then no further action can be taken against the offender.

So he won't get an additional yellow card. Put aside the fact that by any sensible measure Taylor should have been shown a straight red for hitting Ronaldo. Put it aside and let's say it's only a yellow card. Well, a yellow card for this and for the lunge on Carrick - and it's a red, for two yellows picked up in five seconds' time.

Patrice Evra was banned for four games for something that's never been proved and happened after a game, not in a game, in front of the linesman. Roy Keane, if you remember, was banned for writing a book. Rio Ferdinand was banned for the same offence which had cost a Manchester City player only Ł2000 a few months earlier.

Did anyone think that it was only worthy of a yellow card when Scholes threw a punch towards Alonso at Anfield but never actually hit him? No, that was a straight red and a three-match ban.

It's so good, then, that the referees and the FA favour United and Fergie controls them, as Rafa suggested. Imagine what would happen otherwise, they might ban Ronaldo for the audacity of hitting Taylor's arm with his face.

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Writer:Zae
Date:Friday March 6 2009
Time: 12:45PM

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They might also send Ronaldo off one day for his ego driven kicks at players which are all straight red card offences.
Mikey D
06/03/2009 12:53:00
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They might also send Ronaldo off one day for his ego driven kicks at players which are all straight red card offences.
Mikey D
06/03/2009 12:53:00
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Portsmouth last year? City this season? For a player who is kicked, pulled, fouled all game long in every single match it is quite remarkable how many times he was sent off when his opponents tend to get away with murder.
Zae
06/03/2009 12:59:00
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Portsmouth last year? City this season? For a player who is kicked, pulled, fouled all game long in every single match it is quite remarkable how many times he was sent off when his opponents tend to get away with murder.
Zae
06/03/2009 12:59:00
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He gets away with murder also Zae. Didn't a Man City player get banned for 3 games for kicking out at a player this season? Ronaldo has done this 3 times with no consequence. As stated before, he should have been ineligible for the Newcastle game as should have been serving a suspension anyway. Rafa was right.
KB1
06/03/2009 13:29:00
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He gets away with murder also Zae. Didn't a Man City player get banned for 3 games for kicking out at a player this season? Ronaldo has done this 3 times with no consequence. As stated before, he should have been ineligible for the Newcastle game as should have been serving a suspension anyway. Rafa was right.
KB1
06/03/2009 13:29:00
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Ps Keane didn't just write a book, he admitted to a cowardly act of assault in his book. A tad different. Evra was proven to lie about racist comments and it was proven that a lot of your backroom staff were in collusion. It really is one rule for you lot and another for everyone else isn't it?
KB1
06/03/2009 13:47:00
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Ps Keane didn't just write a book, he admitted to a cowardly act of assault in his book. A tad different. Evra was proven to lie about racist comments and it was proven that a lot of your backroom staff were in collusion. It really is one rule for you lot and another for everyone else isn't it?
KB1
06/03/2009 13:47:00
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lets get it straight here ronaldo was not kick, pulled and fouled all over the place against us last year - diarra gave him a 'welcome to the game foul', which i like, sets the tone, and maybe distin commited what would have been a foul outisde the box on him, but until they are given as penalties on the box nothing is doing on that one...
he is a fantastic footballer but i wont miss him if he goes and the premier league will not die if he does...
pompeyrug
06/03/2009 14:27:00
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lets get it straight here ronaldo was not kick, pulled and fouled all over the place against us last year - diarra gave him a 'welcome to the game foul', which i like, sets the tone, and maybe distin commited what would have been a foul outisde the box on him, but until they are given as penalties on the box nothing is doing on that one...
he is a fantastic footballer but i wont miss him if he goes and the premier league will not die if he does...
pompeyrug
06/03/2009 14:27:00
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