Friday, October 19, 2012


Manchester United manager, Alex Ferguson condemned Reading striker Jason Roberts for calling on black players in the English Premier league to boycott the Kick  Racism out campaign

Roberts believes Terry's punishment was too lenient and urged his fellow professionals not to wear the tops, claiming the anti-discrimination body had failed.

He does not feel Kick It Out have been strident enough in their response to the Terry and Luis Suarez racial abuse incidents.
But United manager Ferguson condemned the Royals forward, saying: 'I have to disagree with Jason Roberts. I think he is making the wrong point.

'Everyone should be united, with all the players in the country wearing the Kick It Out warm-up tops.
I don't know what point he is trying to make. I don't know if he is trying to put himself on a different pedestal from everyone. But he really should be supporting all the rest of the players who are doing it.
'When you do something, and everyone believes in it, you should all do it together. There shouldn't be a lone sheep wandering off. I think he is making the wrong message.

Rio Ferdinand and his Manchester United team-mates will wear Kick It Out shirts ahead of Saturday's game against Stoke - as Sir Alex Ferguson stuck the boot into Jason Roberts over leading a boycott of the campaign.

The United players will take a stand in the week Chelsea's John Terry accepted his four-match ban and £220,00 fine for using racist language in an incident withFerdinand's brother Anton during a match last year.

Aston Villa, Lambert claimed reports that the black players at Villa would not back the campaign because of the lack of action by the governing bodies against racism were inaccurate.

When asked if his players would wear Kick It Out shirts, Lambert said: 'Absolutely, yes. I don't see any issue with that at all. The lads will go and do it.

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