'Rio to Rio' has that irresistible ring - but it is not a headline you are likely to read now.
Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand stoked further controversy when he defied his manager to boycott wearing an anti racism t-shirt.
The John Terry racism row was reignited when his defence witness Ashley Cole was attacked on Twitter - with Rio Ferdinand reacting.
what a result,3points! Sweet! Whoever threw that coin,what a shot! Can't believe it was a copper 2p....could have at least been a £1 coin!
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has described the incident which saw Rio Ferdinand struck by an object during the Manchester derby as "unfortunate".
The missile hit Ferdinand as United were celebrating their third goal in a 3-2 win at the Etihad stadium.
He told Sky Sports:
It's just unfortunate towards the end a City fan runs on and then they throw coins at our players and that. I don't think you need that.
The same thing happened at Chelsea which was masked really by all the other things that happened.
But, you know, two fantastic teams today I think, and a fantastic game of football, and it could do without that.
Football fans have been sharing their thoughts on Rio Ferdinand's injury on Twitter:
Shocking fans saying Ferdinand deserved the coin to the face wow I guess it's a crime to celebrate a goal
I know its bad what happened to ferdinand but he always provokes the oppositions fans. Its in his nature. Poor attitude since he was a kid.
Not good to see Ferdinand hit by a coin, but sadly it now seems a risk you run if you celebrate & therefore incite your rivals fans.
Rio Ferdinand was left bleeding from the head after being hit by an object thrown from the crowd during Manchester United's 3-2 win at Manchester City.
A coin-sized object was seen bouncing off Ferdinand's head on television replays of the incident.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has been struck by an object thrown from the crowd during the Manchester derby.
The centre-back was hit on the head – an injury which drew blood - while celebrating his team’s winning goal in a 3-2 victory at the Etihad Stadium.
– Rio and Anton Ferdinand
On the issue of Kick it Out, we would like to go on record to say what fantastic work they have done in the past regarding education and awareness.
However, times change and organisations need to change with them. We are more than happy to join the discussion, privately, to make Kick it Out more relevant in its fight to stamp out racism in football.
Although we have been left disappointed by the PFA and the FA's actions over the last year, as a family, we are committed to working with football's existing organisations towards the betterment of the game and to achieve immediate action.
In a wide-ranging statement released by the Ferdinand's management team, NEW ERA GLOBAL SPORTS, the pair have expressed their desire to "work with football's existing organisations towards the betterment of the game and to achieve immediate action".
In addition, they have claimed the Kick it Out organisation, whilst doing good work in the past, needs to change and have offered to work with it to make it "more relevant in its fight to stamp out racism in football".
The statement said: "It has been a year since the incident at Loftus Road. During that time, some of the deep divisions that exist in football have been exposed.
"In the coming months there will be ongoing discussions, we are sure, on finding a way forward.
"We intend to participate in these discussions, along with numerous other current and ex professionals of all races, from the grass roots upwards, across the football community as a whole."
Players' chief Gordon Taylor has announced a six-point action plan to deal with racism in football after criticism from some members.
The PFA chief executive says the union wants tougher penalties for racist abuse including making it potentially a sackable offence, culprits ordered to attend awareness programmes and a form of the NFL's 'Rooney rule' to boost the number of black coaches and managers.