Date: 22nd March 2011 at 10:11am
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As head of the PFA, Gordon Taylor can more often than not be found defending players.

When Rio Ferdinand was dropped from the England squad following his missed Drug test it was Taylor that flew to his defence condemning the FA’s treatment of the defender. Yet whilst he defends these players he has a moral compass and speaking to the Telegraph today he has spoken out on two of the most prominent case of recent times involving wayward players.

Taylor feels his job is made all that much harder by players like Cole:

“I like looking after players but I find I am always on the back foot. It doesn’t help when you see what Ashley did having an airgun. That’s an accident waiting to happen.”

And speaking on Wayne Rooney he felt that the easy option was taken when dealing with his elbowing case:

“With Rooney, it didn’t need me to say he was fortunate to stay on [after elbowing Wigan’s James McCarthy]. It’s a cop-out to say the ref has seen it so you can’t do anything about it. Knowing Alex [Ferguson] as I do, I would be certain he has taken some disciplinary action but he wouldn’t go public on it, it’s not his style. That’s why he keeps the loyalty of his players.”

I’m loving Angels instead!


One response to “Taylor: Rooney will have been punished”

  1. Red Ben says:

    This doesn’t surprise me at all. Wayne Rooney needs some serious help to make sure that he doesn’t slide off the rails now that he has his big contract and his hero worship.

    Quite rightly, Rooney will have been at least spoken to internally. Such a stupid, petulant outburst could have cost us three points on a different day.