Date:Tuesday January 26 2010
The FA have not changed. They still love to get one over United whenever presented with the opportunity and it looks like that they have another, golden one.
In the second half of Saturday's game against Hull City, Ferdinand took a swipe at that ridiculously annoying Craig Fagan after some tussling by the pair. After studying video evidence, the FA announced that Ferdinand has been charged with violent conduct and he has to respond by Wednesday.
That's fair enough, they should have a look at that. However, it reeks of double standards yet again, if you consider two other recent incidents.
The less significant is Carlos Tevez' attempt to maim Wes Brown in the Manchester derby, for which he should have received a straight red and a three-game ban as he went in studs first at waist height. Yet he got away with it: the referee did not book him, the FA did not charge him.
The more significant is the case of William Gallas. Why? Because in Tevez' case the referee saw the incident and blew a foul and we all know the stupid rule that says in that case the FA is supposed to be powerless. But when Gallas stamped on Mark Davies against Bolton, the ref waved play on even though it was a foul worthy of a straight red and Davies had to be stretchered off.
Yet Gallas has not been charged. Which, in reality, means that while Ferdinand is likely to be suspended from Sunday's game at the Emirates, Gallas will be there and Wenger won't have to field one of Campbell or Silvestre. That is a significant advantage handed to Arsenal by the FA.
One rule for United, one rule for the rest? Obviously, yet again. Even if they do not punish Ferdinand (very, very unlikely) the fact that Gallas hasn't even been charged speaks volumes.
Date:Tuesday January 26 2010
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