Your verdict: Ferdinand saga

December 19, 2003
By Dominic Raynor
Rio Ferdinand has been handed a eight-month ban and fined £50,000 after being found guilty of the 'failure or refusal' to submit to a drugs test at Manchester United's training ground. With FIFA chief Sepp Blatter and World Anti-Doping Agency chief Dick Pound looking on a three man Independent Disciplinary Commission handed out a punishment that rules the England defender out of Euro 2004. United will appeal against the what they call a 'savage and unprecedented' and punishment and could go to ...

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