Anorak | John Terry Race Row: Death Threats, Anton Ferdinand For England And Hiding In Sweden

John Terry Race Row: Death Threats, Anton Ferdinand For England And Hiding In Sweden

by | 7th, November 2011

JOHN TERRY Race Row: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at the Chelsea and England captain in the news death threats; Spain, Sweden, office politics and Ince:

The Sun (front page) : “Cops hunt sicko Soccer Race Row Death Threat”

The Sun describes QPR’s Anton Ferdinand as a soccer ace” . Can it be that as the race row thickens, Ferdinand gets better at football and the tabloids are calling for his inclusion in the England team at Terry’s expense? The paper’s Shaun Curtis writes:

RACE-row footballer Anton Ferdinand has become the target of a terrifying death threat, The Sun can reveal.

Not an idle death threat. A terrifying one.

Cops were called in after a letter was sent to his Queens Park Rangers club following claims Anton, 26, was racially abused by Chelsea skipper John Terry in a game at Loftus Road two weeks ago. Police investigating the death threat have told Anton to fit a panic alarm at his home.

What’s in the note?

The details in the note were so graphic cops told Anton and other close relatives they must take immediate precautionary measures.

All Ferdinand’s family are now victims of Terry’s alleged racism?

Some family members are believed to have already taken the advice and installed the alarms. They are a direct connection to a nearby station and mean a police car can arrive in minutes.

Go on:

The letter threatening Anton was delivered to QPR’s ground by hand last Friday. Because of the detail, club bosses decided Anton should not see it.

So. A letter was hand delivered to QPR, and that’s as far as it went until it made it into the papers.

Curtis adds:

Anton wore an anti-racism T-shirt a week ago. His brother, Manchester United star Rio, 32, also wore a “United against Racism” armband during his team’s 2-0 Champions League win over Otelul Galati on Wednesday.

Al footballers wear anti-racism T-shirts, including Terry. It’s par for the course.

Earlier, there were reports that some Chelsea fans sang Anton Ferdinand, you know what you are “, although it is now believed they were singing “Oi! You don’t think we’re singing ‘Anton Ferdinand you know what you are are’, do you?”

The Sun (back page) : “Shut It Capello”

FABIO CAPELLO is under pressure from the Met Police to stop talking about John Terry. Cops investigating the race-row allegations surrounding Terry and Anton Ferdinand do not want England manager Capello to prejudice their case.

See above and all previous media reports on John Terry,

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