In line with Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish, Spurs manager Harry Redknapp has also weighed in and criticised the Football Association over its successful appeal to get Wayne Rooney's Euro 2012 ban reduced.
Redknapp has said that the FA is guilty of double standards in its handling of the Rooney ban after his suspension was cut from three matches to two. The three match ban was imposed after he was sent off for kicking out at Montenegro's Miodrag Dzudovic during England's final qualifier in October.
The Manchester United forward had his punishment reduced at a hearing at UEFA's Nyon headquarters in Switzerland on December 8th.
Redknapp commented the following day that the FA, which is responsible for disciplinary matters in England, had left itself open to charges of hypocrisy.
"You can look at it and say it wasn't that violent, but it doesn't matter,” he said. “If you cuff someone, you get a three-match ban. Those are the rules.”
Redknapp's comments followed those of Dalglish, who also said that the FA had failed to give the right lead by appealing against Rooney's ban.
"The FA is supposed to be setting an example for things, yet they appeal against Wayne Rooney's three-match ban," Dalglish said.
So it appears that there is one rule for domestic soccer in the UK and one for International – country before club wins the day this time.
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