Hodgson accused of 'lack of respect' after ignoring Rio
With just a week to go before England's opening match of the European Championship, manager Roy Hodgson's problems continue to mount.
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill was yesterday ruled out of the tournament after fracturing his jaw during Saturday's friendly with Belgium, leading to Martin Kelly, of Liverpool, being called up as replacement.
The continued overlooking of Rio Ferdinand from the squad, whom Hodgson, above, last month stated was left out for "football reasons", has caused the player's agent, Jamie Moralee to question Hodgson's choice. John Terry, included in the squad, has been charged with alleged racial abuse of Ferdinand's brother, Anton.
"To treat a player that has captained and served his country 81 times [in this manner] is nothing short of disgraceful," Moralee said. "Total lack of respect from Hodgson and the FA." MORE
ENGLAND'S INJURED LIST
John Ruddy (finger), Kyle Walker (toe), Gary Cahill (jaw), Tom Huddlestone (ankle), Jack Rodwell (hamstring), Jack Wilshere (ankle), Gareth Barry (groin), Frank Lampard (thigh)
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