Manchester United FC defender Rio Ferdinand has posted yet another controversial tweet, accusing David Cameron of having “double standards”.

The tweet is a direct response to the Prime Minister’s announcement that he gives the F.A. his full support in their complaints to UEFA about the shocking racial abuse aimed towards England’s black players, in an Under 21s match against Serbia on Tuesday night.

A government spokesman told reporters yesterday afternoon that Cameron is “appalled by the scenes we have seen in Serbia and we are determined to stamp out racism internationally and at home and we are giving our full backing to the FA’s complaint on this issue.”

The United centre back tweeted last night: “Agreed, all jump on bandwagon when judging everyone else but all bottle merchants when it’s on home soil #DoubleStandards”

Ferdinand believes that there is a clear difference in the F.A. and government’s attitudes between this incident and the one involving former England captain John Terry, who was handed a fine and a four match ban for racially abusing Rio’s brother, Anton Ferdinand, in a Premier League match last year.

The 33-year-old was fined £45,000 by the F.A. in august for a Tweet branding Ashley Cole a “choc-ice” also in reference to the John Terry scandal.

Following an explicit tweet from Ashley Cole earlier this month criticising the F.A. a new code of conduct has been brought in for all England internationals to follow – on and off duty.

Ferdinand has not played for England since the appointment of Roy Hodgson as manager, however the international coach has insisted that the door is not closed on the ageing veteran. It is unknown whether Ferdinand is still considered an England player or not by the F.A., but the defender could still  face disciplinary action for breaching the new code of conduct.

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  • Joe
    2 years ago

    You’re right about the double standards. Rio Ferdinand is the only person in this whole sorry mess who has been proven to actually have racially abused someone, yet oddly enough the FA and the courts don’t seem to give a crap…

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    • Danny
      2 years ago

      Shut up! the way th white folk in this country have attacked both Anton and Evra over being racially abused should be the shame, but you scum are now banding together to make sure black or asian ever dare cry racism as you will be further attacked! but the truth is Nick griffin and lots and lots of other people have got away with inciting racial hatred and worse, even murder based on race and you still want more, well the fact is no black or asian has any faith in the system governed by a racist institute, so jsut be prepared to get instant justice if you want to have the freedom to call people racist names! your just a bunch of scumbags who are urinating on the great british fight against nazi ideology! your an absolute disgrace to your ancestors when you praise nazi saluters on british streets liekthe EDL and BNP. time to ban them before talking about eradicating racism!

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      • Joe
        2 years ago

        Don’t be ridiculous, that is possibly the loosest and most angry straw man I have even seen constructed, even on the internet.
        First of all you have no idea where I’m from, second, if you are so hellbent on tackling racism as a concept, then it needs to be all forms of racism. For example, Rio Ferdinand having racially abused somebody. If you are against one form of racism and not another you are a hypocrite, just like the predictably unscrupulous FA.

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  • Danny
    2 years ago

    yeh and most of the country see nationalism as wearing a poppy and doing a nazi salute on british streets while calling for asians to be repatriated after fighting side by side in two world wars and many regional wars all round the world! uneducated drunken morons like that are the real traitors to britain!!

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