Former Chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association Garth Crooks has written in The Guardian: "Anton Ferdinand refused to back down even though he came under intense pressure, with accusations that he was causing the national team unnecessary embarrassment.
"And his brother, Rio, who would have been a selection certainty for England at last month's European Championships, found himself dropped.
"What football fails to realise is that there is an entire generation of black players who feel the game has failed them.
"They will not stand for abuse, from either players or fans, any longer. If the Football Association does nothing, on the evidence it already has, then the impact on the game will reverberate for years to come."
The pre-match handshakes before QPR play Chelsea at Loftus Road tomorrow must take place, the Premier League have announced.
Chelsea and England defender John Terry has been cleared of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand.
England defender John Terry should not have been taken to court over racism allegations, his team mate Ashley Cole said today.