John Terry in more trouble over race row

The pressure on Chelsea defender John Terry in the race row has increased, as QPR players are ready to make statements against the England defender.

The centre half was accused of racist comments by Loftus Road man Anton Ferdinand in Rangers’ 1-0 win over the Blues last Sunday, and the FA has pledged to investigate the claims.

The Daily Mail indicate that Paddy Kenny, Shaun Derry and Clint Hill are all ready to provide evidence to back up Ferdinand’s claims, which could be decisive in the FA’s decision making process.

Meanwhile, Lord Ouseley, the chairman of the Kick It Out anti-racism campaign group, has urged Ferdinand to demonstrate courage and speak up against Terry.

“I have heard nothing from Anton Ferdinand,’’ Ouseley stated to The Telegraph.

“I hope players when they make complaints [and then keep quiet] can see they are actually letting down all the people who made sacrifices in the past to get us to the position we have got to now.

“Players like Howard Gayle and Ian Wright made stands against racism. Many players have had their lives ruined as a result of challenging unacceptable racist behaviour; players in the 70s and 80s just got kicked out of their clubs.

“The sacrifices they made will be wasted if people are not prepared to push forward with any grievances so that these can be heard and dealt with in a fair manner. That’s important. We must ensure fairness as there are two sides to every story,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight