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 was dropped from the 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 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.”

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