Friday, June 25, 2010

No Support from Ferguson for Patrice Evra over World Cup Strike

France captain Patrice Evra has led a strike along with other members of the France squad during their World Cup campaign which had a disastrous end last Tuesday. France players went on a strike and did not train in protest of the decision of sending Nicolas Anelka home following his foul-mouthed rant at the team coach at the half time during their 2-0 loss to Mexico.

However, Sir Alex Ferguson does not support what Ever and his teammates have done in South Africa. The Manchester Untied manager said that the players may have had logical reasons, but they should not have gone on a strike considering their millions of fans who had huge expectations from them.

Ferguson said to the media, “I haven't spoken to Evra but I texted him the other day.

If you listen from the media side it's disappointing from the French players. We don't know all the facts but the last thing you should do is down tools.

They may have had valid reasons but sometimes you've got to think of the people who have travelled all over the world to South Africa to support your team.”

Patrice Evra was appointed France captain just prior to the World Cup following his excellent performance for Manchester Untied last season. Ferguson was full of praise about the full back after the end of the season, but now it seems the manager is totally disappointed with what his highly-rated defender has done during the World Cup.

France has suffered an early exit from the tournament after losing to Mexico and South Africa.

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