BROOKING ? THE FA GOT IT WRONG

Last updated : 12 January 2004 By Editor
The FA director of football said on 'Breakfast with Frost':

"I think from the England point of view the FA took the
stance that it would look as if we were using the
opportunity to play him in Turkey and then he was going to
be banned for England.

"You had the situation certainly where it's not right that
he is playing for his club and not being able to play for
England. Because you could say Rio's been banned for two
months already by England but he's still playing for
Manchester United."