Harry Redknapp unhappy with FA 'double standards' over Kyle Walker dispute

Harry Redknapps blasts the FA and Kyle Walker after the latter wasn't punished for inhaling nitrous oxide.

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has accused the FA of double standards after they failed to punish England defender Kyle Walker.

The 23-year-old, who worked under Redknapp at Tottenham Hotspur, was pictured in the weekend papers inhaling nitrous oxide, otherwise known as laughing gas, but the governing body confirmed on Tuesday that they would not be taking action against the right-back.

Redknapp is outraged by this and claims that Walker is setting a bad example for the younger generation.

"If he doesn't get some sort of reprimand there's something wrong," Redknapp told talkSPORT. "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.

"I'm disappointed with the way he's behaved. 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 love him, they love all the [Tottenham] players.

"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."

Walker was in action on Tuesday night as England drew 0-0 in Ukraine.

Share this article now:
Kyle Walker in action for England against Moldova in a World Cup qualifier at Wembley on September 6, 2013
Read Next:
Keown: Walker had a "torrid" game
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
1Manchester CityMan City27233179205972
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd27175551193256
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs27157552242852
8Leicester CityLeicester2798103940-135
12West Ham UnitedWest Ham2779113446-1230
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2777132536-1128
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton27610112236-1428
15Crystal Palace2769122542-1727
16Swansea CitySwansea2776142037-1727
17Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2776142347-2427
19Stoke CityStoke2767142753-2625
20West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom27311132140-1920
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account