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FA Find No Evidence Of Alleged Racist Abuse Towards Rio & Anton Ferdinand By England Supporters

Football Association write to FIFA to inform them of their findings.

The English FA are set to inform FIFA that they have found no evidence of racist chanting against Rio and Anton Ferdinand according to BBC Sport.

Racism Against Football in Europe (FARE) made a complaint to the game’s world governing body after allegations of racist chanting towards the brothers during England’s World Cup qualification game against San Marino.

Ferdinand incurred the wrath of sections of the England crowd after pulling out of Roy Hodgson’s squad, stating his belief that participating in the team’s games would upset his training regime.

The FA have now investigated the complaint made by FARE but have found no recorded evidence of the allegations.

The body are not disputing that such chants may have taken place as they do not wish to cast aspersions over the motivations of the journalists who reported the allegations.

The Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) have hit out at FARE for making the complaints based on hearsay.

That comes despite the fact that England manager Roy Hodgson revealed after the game that he had heard the chants.

If England fans are found guilty of the accusations, the FA could have to pay a fine or even play subsequent games behind closed doors.