‘We need a culture change’: Fergie, Brown and Fergies fans discuss the recent controversies

Fergys brother, the former England captain, has hit back at suggestions he was trying to influence the team to beat France in their last match.

Fergies supporters were among those calling for him to be sacked after he refused to apologise for suggesting they would lose to the French in the quarter-finals.

The players had been forced to walk out of a training session after Ferg’s comments and were subsequently banned from training for a week.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, Fergs father, Darren, said the comments were “out of character” for him and the entire family.

“I have a very good relationship with him,” he said.

When asked what he would say to his son if he did not apologise, Darren said: “I would say that I hope that he does not go back on that.”

The family are known for their affection for the England team and have been linked with a number of roles in the future.

Fergie is the oldest son of Sir Bobby and Helen Fergson, who was England’s greatest player and who was born in Manchester in 1931.

His mother, Dame Ferg, is the former Duchess of Cornwall.

Darren said Ferg was a “huge fan” of the England squad.

“He was very close to the team, very passionate about it, he’s always got a smile on his face when he sees the players,” Darren said.

“When we were in England, he was the only person I ever saw that was really good at being a football fan.”

Fergs brother, Chris, is another player with close ties to the England national team.

He played in the 1994 World Cup with England and was a key part of the 1994 European Championship winning squad, but has been criticised for his handling of the scandal over allegations of sexual abuse by players.

He is also a former referee for the BBC.

Darren also said he would not be surprised if Ferg made an appearance on the big screen when he visits Australia in a few months.

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen him in my life and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him in a game or two in a couple of years,” he added.

Ferguson’s response to the controversy came after he and his players were given a written apology from the FA and a public apology from Brown.

“As we know, our players are very close and we want them to keep that relationship,” he told BBC Sport.

A number of other players also tweeted their support for the players.

“The players who are supporting Ferg and Darren are good people who understand how important their position is and we feel they are entitled to that position,” Darren added.

“But I hope Ferg does not become the poster boy for what we need to do to improve our culture and society.”

Former England captain and current WSL captain, Gary Lineker, called on the FA to “take a hard look at the way things are going”.

“There is no place for that in our game, you don’t get into World Cups, you can’t even wear the shirt,” he wrote on Twitter.

“We need to change and get back to the basics, respect for the game, and respect for people.”

Ferguson, who is currently on holiday in Australia, has faced criticism over his handling the FA investigation into the allegations against players.

There were also suggestions that he had taken his players on private trips away from home.

In a statement, the FA said:”The FA takes the matters raised about Fergsy’s comments very seriously and is fully supportive of the FA’s investigations into the matter.

We take all allegations of misconduct very seriously.

As soon as we have been made aware of the allegations, we have initiated an investigation and the matter will be reviewed.”FERGIES BOWL MATCH FERGIES WALKOUT: Who won and who lost? (2:39)