Purslow said: "He is easily the most effective and important player in the team. He is enormously valuable.
"What would a commercial enterprise get from getting rid of their most important player - probably at a discount - because of a disciplinary problem?
"No football club in the world would do that.
"I thought it was a very harsh ban. But it was a terrible incident - a very unusual, graphic, and unappetising incident."
Er, he's winding up isn't he?!! Give us your shout below...