Anton Ferdinand, a former West Ham, QPR and Sunderland defender, has been subjected to racial abuse on social media whereas selling his new documentary in opposition to racism.
The 35-year-old, who most lately performed for St Mirren, obtained the abuse on Instagram after asserting his new mission ‘Anton Ferdinand: Soccer, racism and me’.
Ferdinand posted: “Within the doc, I discover the problem of racial abuse within the sport, I spoke about my very own experiences for the primary time and what may be executed to assist the gamers popping out right this moment.”
One follower responded with banana and monkey emojis. The incident has been reported to the social media platform.
Ferdinand was at QPR when he was allegedly on the receiving finish of Chelsea’s John Terry’s racist abuse throughout a London derby in 2011, a declare Terry refuted and was acquitted in court docket, however which justified a four-game ban by the FA £ 220,000 high-quality.
Ferdinand spoke concerning the racism he skilled throughout the saga previous to the discharge of the documentary, which included his mom receiving loss of life threats and bricks thrown at her dwelling.
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