MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has voiced his disappointment with his senior defender Rio Ferdinand for failing to wear a ‘Kick It Out’ T-shirt before the hosts 4-2 win over Stoke City at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Ferguson told his press conference on Friday that “all” his players would wear the shirts.
However, while the rest of the Manchester United players sported that the T-shirt, Ferdinand wore a bright red United tracksuit top and Ferguson has hinted that he will be punished internally.
“I am disappointed,” the manager told United’s TV channel MUTV after the game.
“I said (on Friday) that the players would be wearing it in support of the PFA and that every player should adhere to it.
“And he goes and lets us down. We will deal with it, don’t worry.”
The United boss hit out at Jason Roberts for not agreeing to wear the shirt – stating that everyone, who goes against racism in football must stick together during this time.
“Everyone should be united, with all the players in the country wearing the Kick it Out warm-up tops,” Ferguson said.
“I don’t know what point he (Roberts) 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.”