Dalglish hopes FA spares Babel
Kenny Dalglish feels Ryan Babel should not be punished by the Football Association for his Twitter post.
Last Updated: 14/01/11 4:30pm
Kenny Dalglish believes Ryan Babel should not face sanctions from the Football Association for his post on Twitter.
The 24-year-old has accepted an improper conduct charge from the FA for posting comments about referee Howard Webb in the aftermath of last week's cup defeat against Manchester United.
His comments were also accompanied by a doctored image of Webb wearing a United jersey which caused quite a stir.
Babel will have his hearing on Monday to decide his fate and has put himself in "Twitterjail" since his infamous post.
However, despite calling for players to be responsible when using these social networking sites, the Liverpool boss feels Babel has been punished enough already.
"Ryan has to be responsible. If you are going to be on Twitter you have to be responsible," said Dalglish.
"You know the repercussions if you say or do something which is contentious.
"He never drew it (the picture) up, he just forwarded it on.
"I think it was a bit tongue-in-cheek, it wasn't his creation and he has apologised unreservedly to the referee.
"The club will take some action I would have thought and then that should be it for me."