Former United star holds no grudge against the Blues.
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has heaped praise on Chelsea for their handling of the Paris Metro incident this week, in a column for the Sun.
The ex-England interational has had a sour relationship with the London giants in the past, given John Terry’s alleged racial abuse of his brother Anton in a match against Queens Park Rangers.
However, Ferdinand feels Chelsea have set a good example by banning the fans involved in Paris, and has called on FIFA and UEFA to be stronger in dealing with racism in the game.
“It’s unfair on Chelsea that a small pack of idiots has dragged the club’s name through the mud,” he said.
“They have taken a hard stance so far and we will wait and see if they continue to take that approach.
“I don’t hold any grudge with Chelsea.
“Chelsea have acted really strongly. Hopefully they will carry it through and dish out the kind of punishments they have already spoken about. It was great that Jose Mourinho came out and addressed the issue.
“For years it’s been clear that Fifa and Uefa have shied away from doing what they needed to do.
“They have let football down, time and time again.”