UK time is: 22:44:47
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Cantona Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 22 2006

Time: 10:54AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
from a l'pool fan - it wasnt even a foul.
Aamir
Report Abuse
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
TheatreOfDreams
Report Abuse
22/08/2006 17:09:00

***** off was he right to get to get suspended
carrickisours
Report Abuse
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.
TeddyLyon
Report Abuse
23/08/2006 00:39:00

ronaldo can easily play rooney postion for the 3 games
carrickisours
Report Abuse
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!
ValsPal
Report Abuse
23/08/2006 23:38:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

A Small Tactical Change? (Wednesday March 4 2015)

On Schedule Dutch Star Declares (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Winning Ugly? (Tuesday March 3 2015)

Van Gaal Wants Long United Stay (Monday March 2 2015)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. TheFamousNo7 12
2. MotorMad 10
3. Kanchelskis 5

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 27 19 6 2 35 63
2. Man City 28 17 7 4 32 58
3. Arsenal 28 16 6 6 23 54
4. Man Utd 28 15 8 5 21 53
5. Liverpool 28 15 6 7 12 51
6. Southampton 28 15 4 9 19 49
7. Spurs 27 14 5 8 6 47

Breaking League News

Everton : 04/03/2015 22:00:01
Swansea : 04/03/2015 21:55:00
Newcastle : 04/03/2015 21:39:01
Leicester City : 04/03/2015 21:36:01
Man City : 04/03/2015 21:34:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Newcastle v Manchester United?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
Home Win! 13%
Away Win! 87%
Score Draw! 0%
0-0 0%