The Straits Times
Published on Oct 20, 2012

Ferdinand brothers to support anti-racism campaign


LONDON (AFP) - Rio and Anton Ferdinand are set to support the Kick It Out anti-racism campaign by wearing the equality group's t-shirts ahead of their clubs' Premier League matches this weekend.

Reading striker Jason Roberts admitted on Thursday that he will refuse to wear the t-shirt - given to all Premier League players to highlight the evil of racism - because he believes the Kick It Out group didn't do enough to push for a stronger punishment for John Terry.

Chelsea defender Terry starts a four-match ban this week as punishment after being found guilty of racially abusing QPR's Anton Ferdinand, despite previously being cleared of the same charge in a court case.

Although Roberts is keen for other black players to snub the anti-racism campaign, both Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand and his brother will wear the t-shirts according to their respective managers.