THAT great apologist for all things pertaining to Blackburn Rovers is at it again.

Peter White (LET, January 27) suggests that Rovers are more sinned against that sinning, despite their quite appalling disciplinary record.

I would agree with him that football is no dirtier than it was several years ago, but the fact remains that the present interpretation of the rules, whilst harsh, is the same for all the clubs.

Several of these have far better records than Blackburn, so one must come to the conclusion that some remedial action is necessary.

The oft-given excuse that team selection is difficult because of suspensions, is not valid.

KEITH REYNOLDS, Hindle Street, Darwen.

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