QPR make complaint to Football Association over John Terry racist abuse allegations

The Hoops have confirmed they are aware of the alleged incident and are now waiting for the Football Association to conduct their own investigation over the coming days
QPR have confirmed that they have made the FA aware of an alleged racist incident involving Anton Ferdinand and Chelsea captain John Terry during Sunday’s Premier League clash.

Terry has denied the allegations and received the full backing of Blues’ boss Andre Villas-Boas, but the Loftus Road outfit have revealed that the Football Association is set to look into the alleged incident further.

A statement released on QPR’s official website read: “The club is aware of an alleged racist incident in Sunday's Barclays Premier League fixture between QPR and Chelsea at Loftus Road.

“The Football Association are now expected to conduct enquiries into the alleged incident.”

QPR’s chairman Tony Fernandes also stated that the club are committed to supporting Ferdinand, and are fully behind the current campaign to kick racism out of football.

"Queens Park Rangers Football Club does not condone racism in any way, shape or form,” he told the clubs website.

"As a club, we will provide our players with our unequivocal support when alleged incidents like this occur.

"The club has, and will continue to support Kick It Out's One Game, One Community initiative, football's equality and inclusion campaign.”

The FA confirmed that they have received QPR's complaint, but have insisted that they will make no further comment at the moment.

An FA statement read: "The FA will now begin to make enquiries into this matter.

"The FA takes seriously any allegations of discrimination and abuse of this type.

"No further comment will be issued at this time."

Terry released a brief statement after the latest development, saying he was in favour of the investigation and that it would prove his innocence.

"I welcome the FA enquiry and look forward to clearing my name," he said.