Lou Macari: Rio Ferdinand must tell us just why he got so shirty
WEARING T-shirts before games is becoming a bit of a bad idea, in my opinion.
You could argue it cost Kenny Dalglish his job at Liverpool after he got into hot water by endorsing those shirts supporting Luis Suarez during his racism row with Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.
And now we have all the hoo-ha over the weekend about those players opting not to wear those T-shirts backing the Kick It Out anti-racism campaign.
It's certainly got Rio Ferdinand into hot water with Sir Alex Ferguson after he defied the United manager, although it appears to have settled down now.
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Personally, I haven't got a problem with players like Rio, Jason Roberts and Stoke's Kenwyne Jones making a protest about the campaign by refusing to wear the shirts.
But now that they've made their point, they need to tell us just what they want to see done in its place.
Do they want racism to just disappear? Do they want John Terry's right leg?
Criticise the Kick It Out campaign by all means, but something needs to replace or enhance it, and they need to tell us what that should be. If not, what was all the fuss about?