Taylor calls for end to row

QPR manager Warnock likened Blackburn forward Diouf to a “sewer
rat” after accusing the player of taunting his injured forward
Jamie Mackie during the sides’ FA Cup third-round meeting last
weekend. The Senegalese striker hit back on Thursday, insisting he
had nothing to apologise for and that Warnock’s opinion meant
nothing to him. Taylor, the chief executive of the Professional
Footballers Association, tried to bring an end to the war of words
as he told Sky Sports News: “(Sewer rat) was a very unfortunate
turn of phrase and that’s the only problem. Unless there is some
measure of control and responsibility, one attack then invites a
response and then of course the whole thing can blow up.” Asked if
he had any sympathy for Diouf, Taylor added: “Sometimes it takes
all sorts. I’ve talked about the football family and our
membership, as you know throughout the ages there have been
different players who court trouble, there are different players
who are great role models but ultimately everybody is responsible
for their own actions. “We have just got to try and make sure that
everybody appreciates they are lucky to be in the game. That means
a respect for the game, for your fellow professionals and those you
are playing against.” Warnock was furious with Diouf after last
Saturday’s game at Ewood Park, saying: “For many years I have
thought he was the gutter type – I was going to call him a sewer
rat but that might be insulting to sewer rats.” Diouf told Sky
Sports in response on Thursday night: “I am very sorry for the lad
to have broken his leg, the QPR player (Mackie). “But what Warnock
said – I never said that. “I am not disappointed with what Warnock
said – who is Warnock? He is nothing to me. “He is not Alex
Ferguson, he is not Arsene Wenger, he is not Sam Allardyce or an
important manager.”