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FA chairman Carlisle urges Man Utd boss Ferguson not to punish Ferdinand

PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle hopes Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson doesn't punish Rio Ferdinand after the defender chose not to wear his 'Kick it Out' t-shirt on Saturday.

Ferguson says he was "embarrassed" by Ferdinand's actions.

But Carlisle says: "Sir Alex Ferguson is trying to reaffirm his unwavering support of the Kick It Out campaign, and that's fantastic.

"But this should not be seen as player-versus-club or dissension from a player against their employer.

"This is about a group of players and some wider issues that transcend that relationship..."

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