Anton Ferdinand set to wear anti-racism t-shirt, says QPR’s Mark Hughes, despite Jason Roberts’s boycott call
QPR manager Mark Hughes still expects Anton Ferdinand to wear an anti-racism t-shirt this weekend, but is not anticipating the defender to receive a personal apology from John Terry any time soon.
Ferdinand was at the centre of a racism storm when he accused Chelsea skipper John Terry of abusing him during a match last season.
The 27 year-old had reportedly been toying with the idea of not showing his support to the Kick It Out campaign ahead of the club’s Premier League fixture against Everton on Sunday due to a perceived lack of progress being made.
Terry has decided not to challenge a Football Association fine and ban for the comments, he then issued an apology through his management company but Hughes confirmed Ferdinand has not received a personal message from the former England captain, and does not anticipate one in the future.
“I think John Terry feels that he hasn’t done anything wrong and that has been his stance,” he said. “So for him to apologise would perhaps be an admission of guilt so I wouldn’t have thought he would be prepared to do that.”
Hughes did confirm that he is expecting Ferdinand to show his support for the anti-racism campaign by joining the whole QPR squad in wearing t-shirts on Sunday.