Wednesday, December 24, 2003


Gail Walker says that in any other sport Rio Ferdinand "would have been kicked out for two years". Well, that's not quite true. In baseball, Rio would have been sent to a 'treatment program'.

I actually think an 8 month ban is sufficient for Ferdinand. He'll miss most of a season and he'll miss out on the European Championships next summer.

I think the punishment is right, but I think the wrong body has administered it. It should be administered by the FA Premiership. If I were an English (or any other country) soccer club, I'd get rid of the FA's and FIFA's hold over the product I offer. Why do these big businesses put up with such interference in their business?