Anton Ferdinand joins brother in racism campaign boycott
LONDON (AP) - Anton Ferdinand joined older brother Rio in refusing to wear a T-shirt to support an anti-discrimination campaign Sunday, in a perceived protest at the impotence of organisations during recent racism cases in English football.
The younger Ferdinand was at the centre of the most high-profile incident in the past year when he was abused by John Terry during a Premier League match last October.
Terry was banned for four matches and fined 220,000 (S$430,587) pounds for hurling a racial slur, but many players feel the punishment was too lenient, as with other sanctions related to recent incidents of racism.
Anton Ferdinand was one of a number of players who declined to wear a T-shirt promoting the Kick It Out campaign in the warm-up before Sunday's Premier League match between his Queens Park Rangers team and Everton.