Sir, I read with interest a letter from A Leslie (19 October) regarding the Independent's coverage of the jailing of Duncan Ferguson. Following Ferguson's imprisonment, where is outside interference in sport going to end? Sporting authorities should be allowed to apply their own punishments for misconduct involving participants in the sport.
In my view Ferguson, a hero to Everton fans of all ages, has been made an example of by the Scottish authorities in an appalling display of interference and inconsistency. Ferguson was not even booked by the referee for his "offence".
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