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United Give Up On Rio

United Give Up On Rio

Manchester United have withdrawn the appeal against Rio Ferdinand's four-match ban for taking a swipe at Craig Fagan during the game against Hull City at Old Trafford.

Though the official statement did not give a reason, it is widely believed that the sudden acceptance originates from the concern that the FA might extend the suspension so that he won't be available for the Carling Cup final and there's also the fact that Ferdinand has been promoted to England captain and therefore he is reluctant to take on the FA right now.

As it is, he is out of our league games against Aston Villa and Everton but is free to play at Wembley on February 28.



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Writer:Zae
Date:Tuesday February 9 2010
Time: 3:26PM

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Ah, I thought they rescinded Rio's contract. Damn! :)
JT_daniel
09/02/2010 15:56:00
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I dont think missing the carling cup has anything to do with it. They would have been fully aware of that possibility when they appealed. This is purely because he is the england captain now and the FA cannot afford to be seen to be fighting against its captain with all the bad PR their world cup bid has had because of the JT situation. They cannot objectively defend their accusation of frivolity, but to reduce his ban would not only look like favouritism to the new england captain - it would highlight the inconsistency and stupidty of their own rules - therefore they would have ended up increasing the ban just to assert their authority. Either way, Im glad its over now. He should of just accepted the damn ban in the first place.
tuscan3000
09/02/2010 16:09:00
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Glad this is being put to bed now - its getting a bit boring people moaning that Rio should have been banend for longer when you have players out there who have not had any action taken against them.....

Ah well
niteworlok
09/02/2010 23:47:00
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Oh well but it doesn't really come as a surprise as it would have been stupid to risking any further matches its only what, one more after the villa game?
khoder
10/02/2010 07:23:00
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