Harry Redknapp has accused the FA of double standards over Kyle Walker’s recent shame incident, reports Talksport.
The Tottenham Hotspur defender was pictured to have inhaling nitrous oxide, for which Walker will not face any actions from the FA. Redknapp has slammed both the player and England’s governing body as he believes the situation would have been different, if the 23-year-old was not the first choice player for the Three Lions.
“If he doesn’t get some sort of reprimand there’s something wrong. I’ll be honest with you, if he was playing for Rochdale or somebody they’d throw the book at him, the FA. But because he’s an England player and we need him, it looks like nothing’s going to happen,” Redknapp told Talksport.
Walker has worked under Redknapp, while the latter was in charge of the role at White Hart Lane. However, he has been replaced by former Chelsea manger Andre Villas-Boas.
The QPR boss has also expressed his disappointment over Walker’s laughing gas incident and believes the whole episode is sending a wrong message to impressionable youngsters.
“I’m disappointed with the way he’s behaved," he added. "I’ve got grandkids and they are football mad every one of them and they see that picture of him on the back pages doing that. It sends out bad signals for me. It’s not what I want to see. They [my grandkids] love him, they love all the [Tottenham] players,” he said.
“It was a bad, bad picture. Drugs wasn’t part of our life when I was growing up, but when I see someone doing that, sniffing whatever that is, and apparently it can kill kids, that is a bad message to be sending out,” the former Spurs manager concluded.
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