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Rio Ferdinand boycotts anti-racism campaign

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Ferdinand warms up alongside his United teammates Credit: PA

Rio Ferdinand has defied his manager Sir Alex Ferguson's wishes by not wearing an anti-racism t-shirt provided by the Kick It Out charity.

Reading striker Jason Roberts said he would refuse to support the campaign as it wasn't doing enough to combat racism in football.

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Sir Alex Ferguson had said all of his players would wear the t-shirt Credit: PA

Ferguson yesterday said that he thought Roberts was wrong and that all of his players would be wearing a warm-up top. Today however Ferdinand warmed-up without the t-shirt.

Manchester City's Joleon Lescott also refused to wear the t-shirt in the warm-up for their match at West Brom.


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