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Fergie Not Happy About Player On Pedestal!
Published : 19 Oct 2012 11:32:09Rss feed
Sir Alex Ferguson has condemned Jason Roberts for refusing to wear a Kick it Out shirt ahead of this weekend's games.
Sir Alex Ferguson has condemned Jason Roberts for refusing to wear a Kick it Out shirt ahead of this weekend's games. The Reading striker has taken the stance as he believe the anti-discrimination body has failed to tackle racism. However, Ferguson believes Roberts is misguided.
Sir Alex Ferguson: "I have to disagree with Jason Roberts. I think he is making the wrong point.
"Everyone should be united, with all the players in the country wearing the Kick it Out warm-up tops.
"I don't know what point he is trying to make.
"I don't know if he is trying to put himself on a different pedestal from everyone. But he really should be supporting all the rest of the players who are doing it."
Roberts: "I find it hard to wear a T-shirt after what has happened in the last year. I won't wear one.
"I'm totally committed to kicking racism out of football but when there's a movement I feel represents the issue in the way that speaks for me and my colleagues, then I will happily support it.
"I think people feel let down by what used to be called 'Let's Kick Racism Out of Football'. People don't feel like they have been strong enough."
Source: Newcastle United Mad