Friday 20 October 2017

Warnock: send Chelsea's abusive fans to jail

Neil Warnock: urging tough stance on abusive chanting fans. Photo: PA
Neil Warnock: urging tough stance on abusive chanting fans. Photo: PA

QPR manager Neil Warnock believes Chelsea fans who taunted Anton Ferdinand in midweek are indicative of a culture of hatred in football which is difficult to police.

Blues supporters chanted "Anton Ferdinand, you know what you are" at the QPR defender during the 1-1 Champions League draw at Genk.



Chelsea have pledged to root out and punish the offenders.



The chants appeared to represent a show of support for Blues captain John Terry, who is under police investigation over allegations he racially abused Ferdinand during last month's west London derby, something he denies.



Warnock, however, holds little hope that the matter will be resolved and accepts the taunts as a fact of modern life.



"I've only read about the abusive chants, but I'm afraid in today's society nothing surprises me," he said.



"You see what happens when Liverpool play United, the abuse that managers get. Stewards look away - some of them even smile at the abuse you get.



"I think they (fans) should be put in prison for about two years each, but that's just me flying a kite, isn't it?

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