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Rio Upsets the Gaffer Big Time

Has Rio Ferdinand signed his own exit from Old Trafford?

It`s an intriguing question, even more so when you consider what has happened to those who have defied Sir Alex Ferguson in the past.

Observing what happened yesterday, with Rio openly defying Sir Alex and not wearing a Kick It Out t-shirt, it appears that Rio was sticking to his principles rather than heading what the manager wanted.

Now whether that`s an admirable stance or not, is up to you to discuss, but it left Sir Alex fuming with the gaffer being quoted, in several news sources, as having remarked,

"We`re all wearing the badges and he goes and lets us down. But we`ll deal with it, don`t worry about that."

"I`m very disappointed because I said in the press conference yesterday that the players would be wearing it."

"I do not know what point he is trying to make or if he`s trying to put himself on a different pedestal to everyone else."

"He really should be supporting all the rest of the players who are doing something. He is sending the wrong message."


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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday October 21 2012

Time: 11:16AM

Your Comments

Sorry, much as I dislike him, have to back Ferdinand on this one. Ferguson should STFU and back his player over this one, as the issue is more than just of passing interest to him - it's personal. Fining him for disobeying ferguson's instructions is ridiculous and merely shows ferguson is a petulant old despot. Didn't see any other players (Roberts, Lescott) being fined by their clubs for not wearing the shirts did you? Totally farcical, particularly in light of what happened to Evra at the hands of Suarez.
fifthcolumnblue
Sorry, much as I dislike him, have to back Ferdinand on this one. Ferguson should STFU and back his player over this one, as the issue is more than just of passing interest to him - it's personal. Fining him for disobeying ferguson's instructions is ridiculous and merely shows ferguson is a petulant old despot. Didn't see any other players (Roberts, Lescott) being fined by their clubs for not wearing the shirts did you? Totally farcical, particularly in light of what happened to Evra at the hands of Suarez.
fifthcolumnblue
If Ferdinand has lost faith in the campaign then why should he support it? If Ferdinand believes not enough is being done to prevent or punish racism in football, something I agree with, then he has every right to stress that view and reject the campaign. People comparing this to the Dalglish-Suarez scenario are idiots though, both situations are incredibly different.
TheFamousNo7
If Ferdinand has lost faith in the campaign then why should he support it? If Ferdinand believes not enough is being done to prevent or punish racism in football, something I agree with, then he has every right to stress that view and reject the campaign. People comparing this to the Dalglish-Suarez scenario are idiots though, both situations are incredibly different.
TheFamousNo7
Personally think Fergie isn't upset about Ferdinand not supporting the campaign but more so the fact that he didn't do as Fergie commanded. Every knows how much Fergie values the ideal that the manager has complete power and is in complete control and that his players know it and do as they are told. However, rightly so Ferdinand had every right to express his opinion even if its contrary to the bosses wishes.
TheFamousNo7
Personally think Fergie isn't upset about Ferdinand not supporting the campaign but more so the fact that he didn't do as Fergie commanded. Every knows how much Fergie values the ideal that the manager has complete power and is in complete control and that his players know it and do as they are told. However, rightly so Ferdinand had every right to express his opinion even if its contrary to the bosses wishes.
TheFamousNo7
Your right famous this is all about Rio not doing as he's told just hope Fergie doesn't got off on one and settles the matter quietly in house
MotorMad
Your right famous this is all about Rio not doing as he's told just hope Fergie doesn't got off on one and settles the matter quietly in house
MotorMad
 

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