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Redknapp: FA was wrong to appeal Rooney ban

  • AFP, Friday, December 9, 2011 3:45 PM

Tottenham Hotspur coach Harry Redknapp has joined Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish in criticizing the English FA over its successful appeal to get Wayne Rooney's Euro 2012 ban reduced from three to two games. Redknapp believes the FA is guilty of double standards.

"In all honesty it was a three-match ban for violent conduct," Redknapp said here on Friday. "You can look at it and say it wasn't that violent, but it doesn't matter. If you cuff someone, you get a three-match ban. Those are the rules. If you appealed it (domestically), it would be a frivolous appeal and you would probably get four games if you went to the FA."

Redknapp said the FA now faced the prospect of numerous appeals against three-game suspensions.

"The FA are supposed to be setting an example for things yet they appeal against Wayne Rooney's three-match ban," Dalglish said Thursday. "I don't think that's a good example to set."

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