The English Football Association – possibly the most hypocritical organisation (outside of FIFA of course) in football.
Just last month The FA fined then Liverpool and Holland player Ryan Babel £10,000 when he linked to a photo of Howard Webb in a Man United shirt on his Twitter following a controversial penalty decision at Old Trafford.
Babel, now at Hoffenheim, removed the offensive Tweet and apologised. Manager Kenny Dalglish brushed it off as a joke – which it clearly was, but The FA chose to charge the Dutchman with improper conduct.
Babel wrote “And they call him one of the best referees? That’s a joke. SMH [shaking my head].”
Fast forward to this weekend when Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere posts the following on his Twitter:
“Inconsistent refereeing needs to stop. It’s killing the game. If Diaby goes … what’s the difference between that and Nolan on our keeper?? #Joke.”
Yet The FA won’t be charging Wilshere, according to reports today.
The difference between the two cases?
Could it be that Wilshere is English and Babel isn’t? Of course not.