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24 Oct 2011 13:46:59

QPR set to meet with Ferdinand

QPR will meet with Anton Ferdinand on Tuesday to discuss reports he was subject to an alleged racist slur by Chelsea captain John Terry, Press Association Sport understands.

Videos circulated on the internet in the aftermath of Sunday's Barclays Premier League match at Loftus Road, with some claiming the footage shows Terry insulting the Rangers defender using racist language.

Terry has categorically denied making such comments during the west London derby defeat but QPR officials will meet with Ferdinand to discuss whether the defender wants the incident to be investigated.

The flashpoint occurred as Chelsea completely lost their discipline as two sending offs, seven yellow cards and a penalty handed QPR a first win over their arch-rivals for 16 years.

Terry said in a statement released on Sunday night: "I've seen that there's a lot of comments on the internet with regards to some video footage of me in today's game.

"I'm disappointed that people have leapt to the wrong conclusions about the context of what I was seen to be saying to Anton Ferdinand. I thought Anton was accusing me of using a racist slur against him. I responded aggressively, saying that I never used that term.

"I would never say such a thing, and I'm saddened that people would think so. I have known Anton for a long time and spoke to him about it after the game and there was no problem between us.

"I congratulated him on their win. He has not accused me of any wrongful remark. It was clear it was all a misunderstanding at the time. After the result, I am saddened to be dealing with these wrongful allegations.

"I am the proud captain of one of the most internationally diverse teams in the Premier League and I absolutely believe that there is no place for racism in sport and indeed in any walk of life."

The Football Association refused to comment on the matter when contacted by Press Association Sport.


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