Redknapp slams FA Rooney appeal

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Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has accused the Football Association of double standards over their campaign to get Wayne Rooney's Euro 2012 ban reduced.

Rooney's ban for next summer's tournament was cut from three matches to two after he was sent off for kicking out at Montenegro's Miodrag Dzudovic during England's final qualifier in October. The FA had appealed against the UEFA punishment at a hearing in Nyon, Switzerland.

Redknapp thinks the FA's stance is hypocritical as he is sure that had the Manchester United player lashed out in a similar manner in a domestic game, he would be suspended for at least three games. Redknapp, the bookmakers' favourite to succeed Fabio Capello as England boss, said: "In all honesty it was a three-match ban for violent conduct."

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