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FA Say The Rooney Ban Was Right

Tom Farmer, chairman of the FA, says they were correct to ban Manchester United and England striker following his red card in a friendly.

Wonder if he could explain why Liverpool's Steven Gerrard and Neil Mellor didn't get the same 3 game ban then, they played in the same tournament (last year I think?) and had red cards, so why weren't they banned? What has a friendly got to do with the Premiership?

Farmer formed a part of the four-man panel to look at Utd's appeal and Rooney has now threatened to withdraw from commercial duties while on England duty because of the ban.

Farmer told The Sun: 'It was a very experienced commission. We thought it was the correct decision. We would have treated a Duncow Dynamos player exactly the same as someone like Wayne Rooney. We studied the video evidence many times frame by frame. We also took into consideration submissions from Manchester United. There was no halfway point. It was either a three-game ban or nothing.'

It was a friendly, where has the spirit of the game gone? Also, his foul was only worthy of a yellow card at best.

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Writer: Cantona Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 22 2006

Time: 10:54AM

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from a l'pool fan - it wasnt even a foul.
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22/08/2006 11:10:00

I'd have to disagree with that. It was certainly a foul, he went flying into the attempt to get the ball with an arm swinging. Free Kick: Definately yes Yellow Card: 50/50 Red Card: No way
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22/08/2006 17:09:00

***** off was he right to get to get suspended
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22/08/2006 21:04:00

Why is Ruud still in the picture at the top? What a shame you cannot call on him to fill the void.
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23/08/2006 00:39:00

ronaldo can easily play rooney postion for the 3 games
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23/08/2006 15:12:00

Foul or not, who does he think he is? Threatening the FA! I'd drop him from the England squad till he apologises and learns how to behave, ******* great crybaby!
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23/08/2006 23:38:00


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