Like to test, sir?...
So former Chelsea star Adrian Mutu has been suspended for 7 months and fined £20,000 by the Football Association after testing positive for a recreational drug, believed to be cocaine.
Hmmm. So Rio Ferdinand gets 8 months for failing to take a drugs test and Adrian Mutu gets 7 months for taking and failing one.
A tough call for the FA but as I see that this is sending out two quite different messages to two different groups of people.
1. To all footballers: better to take the drugs test and fail than to not take the test at all
2. To everyone else: take drugs - you might get a lighter punishment
But, hey, why not argue the toss here?