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England fans reported over Ferdinand chants

Updated: 2013-03-30 08:12
By Agence France-Presse in London ( China Daily)

England fans reported over Ferdinand chants

England fans have been reported to FIFA by anti-racism body FARE after aiming sick taunts at Rio and Anton Ferdinand during last week's World Cup qualifier against San Marino.

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand (pictured) angered supporters by withdrawing from the squad to face San Marino and Montenegro because it did not fit in with his pre-planned training program and then traveling to Qatar to work as a television pundit on England's 8-0 victory.

A significant number of the 3,000 England fans in San Marino joined in the singing of a song suggesting the brothers should be burned on a bonfire and it was suggested the chant had racist overtones because Anton Ferdinand was the target of racist abuse from former England captain John Terry.

England fans reported over Ferdinand chants

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