Liverpool V Manchester United Race Row. The losers in this horrible episode are the football fans. People will argue about who was right and who was wrong for a long time and the bad feeling which already existed between these two clubs will only get worse.
By far the worst result of this is that the most nasty, venomous bully in the history of the game has managed to position himself at the top of the moral high ground and the obsequious FA and sporting press are afraid to tackle him, and not for the first time. Ferguson would use anything and I mean anything to gain an advantage and in this case he sees an opportunity to do down Liverpool, the racist backdrop means nothing to him, nothing does.
Had Alex Ferguson taken up golf or athletics as a youth the beautiful game would today be far more able to hold its head high, his influence on the game particularly as the manager of one of the world's richest and most powerful clubs has been unremittingly ugly and sinister. The guy who watched and learned from him while at Chelsea Mourihno is following his example and traducing the reputation of a similarly great club. .
Thankfully the influence of Ferguson on football is drawing to a close, old age will eventually succeed in doing what the authorities have been too spineless to do for a long time and confine him to the dustbin of history. Manchester United might then once again become one of the world's best loved football clubs instead one of its most loathed. It is to be hoped that this great football club will be able to erase the malicious Ferguson influence which has polluted Old Trafford and the English game for too many years. This is the "beautiful game" and no amount of malcontents like Ferguson will ever change that. Now would be an appropriate time to create an award for the most cynical person in sport and award it to Ferguson in perpetuity.