FA Yet To Find Any Evidence to Support Allegations of Racist Abuse Of Rio Ferdinand By England Supporters

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FA continuing to investigate the matter and are taking it seriously.

The Football Association has so far been unable to find any evidence of reported racism by England fans towards Rio and Anton Ferdinand according to Sky Sports.

An investigation is underway after anti-racism group Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) made a complaint to FIFA over chants aimed at the Manchester United defender and his brother Anton.

According to reports, a section of England fans started chanting that the brothers should be thrown on a bonfire during the national team’s 8-0 victory over San Marino.

FARE reported the incident suggesting the chant could be perceived as having racial connotations.

The FA insist they are taking the matter seriously but have yet to find any evidence of the alleged racist abuse.

Ferdinand incurred the wrath of the England fans after pulling out of the squad for the national team’s World Cup qualification double header against San Marino and Montenegro.

The 34 year old cited problems with pursuing his specific training regime as the reason for his withdrawal but that has not gone down well with supporters as England were left short at the back.

England manager Roy Hodgson was forced to play Manchester City’s Joleon Lescott, who has barely featured for his club this season, and Manchester United’s Chris Smalling who remains inexperienced at international level.

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