On Monday John Terry was removed as Captain of the England football team by the FA. He is accused, and has been charged with a racist action but he has not yet been found guilty and so under English law he is still innocent! This has been cited by some as a reason for keeping him in the job but, this is no ordinary job, it is one that carries responsibilities. What has happened is not unique, John Terry has not been singled out as a scapegoat.
If a Doctor, teacher, police officer, fire fighter is ever accused of something that brings the profession into disrepute they are suspended from their post. This would be seem as the right thing to do by most people.
The way that it was handled by the F A was a total shambles, the fact that it was done without the knowledge of the national manager was a major error which resulted in the resignation of Fabio Capello yesterday.
For England to lose is not unknown but to lose two important fixtures back-to-back can not do team morale any good in this important sporting year.
Maybe the F A board should go as well!