FA probe shows no Ferdinand racist abuse

The allegations centred on a chant by a section of the England crowd that suggested the Ferdinand brothers should be burned on a bonfire. It has been suggested the song had racist overtones because QPR defender Anton Ferdinand was the target of racist abuse from Chelsea's former England captain John Terry last season.

updated: April 08, 2013 21:54 IST
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London: The Football Association on Monday confirmed they have been unable to find evidence that England fans chanted racist abuse about Rio and Anton Ferdinand during the recent World Cup qualifier against San Marino.

Anti-racism group FARE had reported England to FIFA over the alleged singing of an abusive song directed at the Ferdinand brothers during England's 8-0 win in Serravalle last month.

But FA director of communications Adrian Bevington told Sky Sports News: "We have been asked to make a submission to FIFA and have been through all the evidence recorded by our security team.

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