FA show backbone after Wayne Rooney charge - Graham Poll

05 April 2011 12:27
THE OFFICIAL LINEAt last I can finally write that the Football Association has found the backbone required to run the national game and be called its custodians.

It has missed so many opportunities to make a stand for decency, but what follows now is really important.

Controversial: Rooney celebrates his hat-trick and aims a foul-mouthed rant into the camera

Referees are asked for consistency and the standard-bearers of the game must also answer that call.

It was almost impossible not to charge Wayne Rooney for that foul-mouthed tirade and a two-match ban looks inevitable.

Now the FA must wrest control of referees from the spurious Professional Game Match Officials Limited and instruct them to apply the law and earn respect, not allow the Premier League to promote further 'management' of players' excesses.

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