Queens Park Rangers ‘victim’ releases statement

Qpr defender Anton Ferdinand has released a statement declaring that he feels strongly about what happened in the match against Chelsea, however he will not be commenting any further until the Football Association’s investigation has been concluded.

Investigations are underway following allegations that Chelsea and England Captain John Terry racially abused Ferdinand during QPR’s 1-0 victory over the blues in the West London derby at Loftus Road on 23rd October.

As expected, Terry attempted to clear his name by denying the claims; meanwhile the Metropolitan Police are now assessing the case following an anonymous complaint.
Ferdinand recently admitted that he is extremely shocked to be involved in a racism case in this day and age, but insists he will keep focused on performing at his best for the R’s.

Despite the current on-goings, the central defender started Sunday’s 3-1 defeat at White Hart Lane, but was able to earn praise from boss Neil Warnock as he remained undistracted and showed his strength of character.

Ferdinand has now thanked the club for their support in a statement released on the official QPR website.

“Today (Monday 31st October 2011) I finalised my statement with the Football Association with regards to the incident that occurred last Sunday at Loftus Road in our Barclays Premier League fixture against Chelsea,” read Ferdinand’s statement.

“I have very strong feelings on the matter, but in the interests of fairness and not wishing to prejudice what I am sure will be a very thorough inquiry by the FA, this will be my last comment on the subject until the enquiry is concluded.

Ferdinand added, “I would like to thank the club, Tony Fernandes, Amit Bhatia, Neil Warnock, the supporters and my fellow professionals for their unwavering support.”

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