It has been confirmed that the FA will investigate claims that John Terry racially abused Anton Ferdinand in QPR’s 1-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday, after the Loftus Road side made an official complaint.
The England international defender is alleged to have made racist comments to the former Sunderland centre half, but maintains his innocence.
After the incident between Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra just the week before, the game’s ruling body is keen to kick this nasty trait out of the game in England, and has confirmed that they will investigate Ferdinand’s claims further.
“The FA can confirm it has received a complaint relating to an alleged incident of racist abuse in the QPR versus Chelsea fixture at Loftus Road on 23 October 2011,” an official statement reads.
“The FA will now begin to make enquiries into this matter. The FA takes seriously any allegations of discrimination and abuse of this type.”
Terry immediately issued a retort, claiming that Ferdinand’s accusations are untrue.
“I welcome the FA enquiry and look forward to clearing my name as soon as possible. Until then I have no further comment,” Terry stated.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have been charged by the FA over the game with QPR, with the governing body finding the London club guilty of failing to control it’s players, after both Jose Bosingwa and Didier Drogba were dismissed during the defeat.
Andre Villas Boas is also in hot water, and has been asked to explain his negative comments in regards to referee Chris Foy; both charges have a deadline of Friday to be answered.
By Gareth McKnight