Ferdinand to be disciplined

05 March 2007 08:27
Alan Curbishley has confirmed that he will discipline Anton Ferdinand who broke the West Ham United boss' confidence when he travelled to the USA before the 4-0 drubbing at Charlton Athletic to celebrate his birthday. The Hammers manager had told his players they were not to leave the country during a four-day break before the crucial relegation clash with the Addicks. However, Ferdinand disobeyed his manager and was seen partying at a bar in South Carolina. "I didn't know about the Anton Ferdinand thing until Saturday," admitted Curbishley. "He played (against Tottenham) because I'd picked the team and we'd trained hard all week. "I've spoken to him briefly. All the players were told they couldn't leave the country. He will be disciplined. I asked him if it was true and he said it was and apologised. "But that's the least of our worries at the moment. Far more damaging was the result against Spurs. We dropped three points that were in our grasp."

Source: ESA