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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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Chelsea and QPR warn fans over conduct

Both QPR and Chelsea have published statements on their club websites warning fans over their conduct during the match at Loftus Road tomorrow.

Tensions are expected to be high with Anton Ferdinand and John Terry lining up against one another for the first time since the Chelsea captain was found not guilty of using a racial slur against the QPR defender.

The statements said:

Last January's FA Cup match at QPR and the meeting between the sides in April at Stamford Bridge were good examples of passionate and vocal rivalry with the fans of both clubs recognising that abuse and discrimination have no place in a football stadium, nor anywhere else in society.

– Chelsea's statement 'The Right Rivalry'

QPR will not tolerate sexual or racially based harassment, or other discriminatory behaviour, whether physical or verbal and where required we will work in full co-operation with the Metropolitan Police to provide CCTV footage and staff statements to ensure prosecution. Any actions that lead to prosecution or removal from the ground will result in a ban.

– QPR's statement 'Your Behaviour: A Reminder'

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