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Ferdinand talks of 'crazy' week


Anton Ferdinand

Anton Ferdinand

Anton Ferdinand

Anton Ferdinand has spoken publicly for the first time since he found himself positioned at the centre of a race row, and has referred to the events of the last week as "crazy".

The QPR defender was the subject of an alleged racial slur by the Chelsea and England captain John Terry during a stormy game between the two sides last weekend. Terry has denied any wrongdoing, but the Football Association are investigating the claims, while the Metropolitan Police are also involved after receiving an anonymous complaint.

Ferdinand is preferring to concentrate on football, with QPR heading to Tottenham this weekend, and he said in an interview with the Telegraph: "The last few days have been crazy. But I'm looking forward to Sunday's game and fully focused on football."

He added: "Anyone who knows me will know that whatever's going on, football's always going to be my number one priority."

Ferdinand has refused to talk about the alleged incident, but has thanked his peers, at other clubs as well as at QPR, for the support they have shown him.

"I'd like to thank players like (Blackburn's) Jason Roberts for the support they have given me," he added. "Not just professionals at other clubs but my team-mates at QPR.

"They've been fantastic for me. Having team-mates around you like I have is nice to feel, and nice to see."

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As part of their investigations, the FA will speak to both Ferdinand and Terry, while other QPR and Chelsea players could be called upon.

"Has it been the craziest week of my life?" Ferdinand added.

"There's been other situations, but it's certainly up there. But these types of situations are what make you."

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