Ferdinands Join Roberts in Shirt Boycott?

Rio & Anton Ferdinand are expected to join Jason Roberts in a boycott of the pre match ‘Kick It Out’ T Shirts this weekend in protest at the FA’s handling of the John Terry affair.

QPR’s Anton Ferdinand, Manchester Utd’s Rio Ferdinand and Reading striker Jason Roberts are all upset at the four game ban and fine handed out to the Chelsea captain after his racist comments to Anton Ferdinand during last seasons match between QPR and Chelsea.

Jason Roberts said on Sky Sports News “It seems like the authorities don’t have the stomach to take this on, and if the players don’t take it on then nobody will.”

The Reading striker believes Terry’s four-game ban is “nowhere near what people expect” and says it is down to players to take a lead.

He continued to say “You know we’ve sat and we’ve spoken about the Serbian FA and their view of what happened out there with the England Under-21s and how you have to take responsibility.

“I think for a club like Chelsea, if you find yourself in the middle of this, you have to be seen to be doing the correct thing and the correct thing is to be taking action against someone who has done something like that in the game.

“If you used that sort of language in the workplace, what sanction would you expect to be given? I don’t know. You say about fans saying it on the sidelines and what would happen to them?

“Certainly a four-game ban is nowhere near what people would expect for something like this. I guess it’s up to Chelsea to do what’s right.”

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