The FA have released a statement maintaining the independence of their disciplinary panel, in the wake of Roy Hodgson's comments yesterday in which he appeared to support John Terry's fight against an FA charge of using 'abusive and/or insulting words' towards Anton Ferdinand.
– FA Website
Further to comments from England Manager Roy Hodgson last night, The FA has reiterated that its regulatory processes are independent. The England Manager, FA Chairman or General Secretary have no input into regulatory proceedings. We have reminded Kick it Out of this today.