Brendan , try Tate threw a punch and Hill did didly squat , sour grapes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Swansea's Brendan Rodgers questions FAW's Alan Tate ban
Swans boss Brendan Rodgers is unhappy over Alan Tate's ban Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers has questioned why a Football Association of Wales disciplinary panel has banned defender Alan Tate for three games.
Tate was sent off along with QPR's Clint Hill for a confrontation in Swansea's 4-0 loss at Loftus Road.
Both clubs appealed the red cards but while the English Football Association overturned Hill's red, the FAW chose to enforce Tate's three-match ban.
"I'm very, very, very disappointed and very surprised," Rodgers said.
"I'm interested to hear the reason behind why Clint Hill doesn't get any ban and Alan Tate does.
"It's a difficult one to try and understand how you can have one federation not give a ban to a player who was sent off in the same incident and another player receive a three-match ban."
Welsh clubs playing in the English league pyramid still come under the jurisdiction of the FAW as their home federation, with English clubs falling under the FA.
Former Watford and Reading boss Rodgers says there should only be one disciplinary system per league and admits he has been less than impressed with the FAW since taking over the Swansea reins from Paulo Sousa last July.
"I've been here a short period of time and I've had two dealings with the Welsh FA," Rodgers said.
"The first dealing was when the Swansea City manager was invited to the awards evening for the FA of Wales and when the invite was opened up it was addressed to Paulo Sousa.
"That was my first experience. I could understand if it was maybe the summer but this was four months in.
"So you can understand why I'm not too surprised that they got this one wrong as well.
"There should be one rule for everyone, it's absolutely crazy and this is an example of that: how that one team can not have a player banned for the three games and another player is.
"Our reason as a club to fight the appeal was justified, because obviously QPR felt the same as well and their player got off.
"But for some reason - which we hope to get - Alan has got the three games.
"Take that aside, he's been an important player for us this season so for him to miss three games and not to be in the squad involved is at this period of time is obviously disappointing.
"However, we will be the club that we are and accept the punishment. We're not happy and I'm certainly not happy but we'll take it and move on."
Tate will miss the New Year's Day visit of Reading and the 3 January trip to Leicester in the Championship, plus the third-round FA Cup clash at home to Colchester on 8 January.
The veteran defender has been a key performer for the Swans, who currently sit third in the Championship just behind arch-rivals Cardiff City on goal difference.
QPR have a seven-point lead at the top of the table and remain unhampered by any ban to their defender Hill.