Former QPR player says he has not been treated by FA as a ‘victim’ over Terry’s racial abuse case.
’s racial abuse case was investigated in October 2011 after the allegations made by
being abused by the
player during a premier league match. The trial by an independent panel found Terry guilty of racial abuse and in addition to a £220,000 fine gave him a four-match ban in September 2012. Anton Ferdinand has opened up about the case in the new BBC documentary ‘Anton Ferdinand: Football, Racism and Me’. Former Sunderland player has claimed that he was treated differently to Terry and has described his meeting with FA officials to file his witness statement about the abuse.
They were probing me, probing me. (They) started to make me feel like I was in the wrong and I’d done something wrong,
All I know is that I didn’t feel like the victim in that room.
FA has reacted to Ferdinand’s statements about the past case.
We fully respect Anton’s recollection of the investigation. We appropriately challenged all the evidence and approached the case with objectivity and impartiality, working tirelessly to ensure what was put before the disciplinary panel was robust.
‘Anton Ferdinand: Football, Racism and Me’ airs on BBC One Monday, November 30 at 9pm.