That's a bit harsh, isn't it?

by Suw on December 19, 2003

I'm no footie fan, but Rio Ferdinand's eight month ban and £50,000 fine seems a bit harsh to me, considering that the anti-doping officials didn't exactly bend over backwards to ensure that the test took place in the first place. Seems that the FA can have fuzzy rules over doping and enforce them however they fancy, which is totally at odds with other sports, and no one minds. Elsewhere, anti-doping official stay with the athlete until the sample has been taken, so why isn't that the case in football?

Bah. Someone somewhere has got an axe to grind, and it seems like Rio's gonna suffer for it.

Steve Kane December 20, 2003 at 10:40 am

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