Rio appears to dismiss black players union report

The Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand appears to have rubbished newspaper reports that he was planning to launch a breakaway union to protect the interests of black footballers.

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Read ITV News Sports Editor Steve Scott's blog on why Rio needs to speak his mind on racism.

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Ferdinands' FA criticism

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand and his brother Anton have issued a statment expressing their disappointment with the Football Association and PFA over their "actions" regarding racism in the game.