QPR players deny giving evidence

QPR have confirmed that Shaun Derry, Paddy Kenny and Clint Hill will not give evidence against John Terry in the on-going race row.

The Chelsea defender was accused of making racist comments by Rangers’ centre half Anton Ferdinand, and daily newspapers yesterday indicated that the Loftus Road trio were set to tell their story of events regarding the incident.

Despite being caught up the nasty scenes in QPR’s 1-0 win over their London rivals last Sunday, the club have confirmed the players will not be involved in the search for the truth.

‘There is no truth in these stories whatsoever,” an official statement from a QPR spokesman reads

”None of the three players have been called to give evidence or will be called to give evidence.”

The FA continue to investigate Ferdinand’s claims, and have not yet given a ruling for or against the England star.

The allegations have also been taken seriously by the Kick It Out anti-racism group, with it’s head Lord Ouseley calling for severe action against Terry should Ferdinand’s accusations be verified.

Terry was left out of the Chelsea squad that overcame Everton 2-1 at Goodison Park in midweek, but is set to return to Andre Villas Boas’ starting XI for the crunch Premier League fixture with Arsenal on Saturday.

By Gareth McKnight