Kenny Dalglish hits out at The FA over Wayne Rooney appeal
Kenny Dalglish has accused the Football Association of not setting a good example by appealing Wayne Rooney's Euro 2012 ban
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has criticised The Football Association for not setting a good example by appealing Wayne Rooney’s three-game Euro 2012 suspension.
Daglish said: “I find it a bit strange The FA are supposed to be setting an example for things yet they appeal against Wayne Rooney’s ban. I don’t think that’s a good example to set.”
Rooney’s ban was reduced to two games on Thursday, meaning the England striker can now play in the national side’s final Euro 2012 group game against Ukraine in June.
“The fact it has taken nine weeks to get a decision on one of the other charges is a bit of a joke as well,” Dalglish continued.
“I don’t think that has helped as well. The circus which is around about him has been caused mainly by that.”
The Scot’s comments come after both Liverpool and Luis SuÃ¡rez were charged by The FA following incidents during the Reds’ 1-0 defeat at Fulham on Monday.
SuÃ¡rez’s charge relates to an alleged obscene gesture directed at Fulham supporters after the final whistle following the Reds’ 1-0 loss to Martin Jol’s side in west London.
Liverpool’s charge is for failing to control their players in the immediate aftermath of Jay Spearing’s sending off in the second half at Craven Cottage.