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