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Terry-Ferdinand handshake row

Chelsea say John Terry and Ashley Cole will go-ahead with the pre-match handshake at QPR tomorrow. It is the first time the Chelsea captain has lined up against Anton Ferdinand since being cleared of using a racial slur against him.

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Garth Crooks: FA must act now over John Terry case

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.

Garth Crooks has urged the FA to act now. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

"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."

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