Sports Letters: One law for rich, one for England

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Sir: It was with some interest that I listened to Brian Moore and Trevor Francis commentating on the European Cup final. The talent of Milan is undoubted but they praised them for their ability to tackle back and make life hard for opponents. Mr Francis has condemned British teams who are 'difficult to play against', in particular, Arsenal, who deprived him of both domestic cups. Five of Arsenal's defence are in the England squad and presumably are, at least in Mr Taylor's view, the best this country has to offer. In Ian Wright and Paul Merson they have two of the most skilful footballers in the country. Should one then assume that if you are foreign or cost inflated sums it is acceptable for you to battle whilst if you are only good enough for England it is not?

Yours faithfully,




27 May