Sunday 21 January 2018

Ferdinands offer help in fight to stamp out racism

Rio and Anton Ferdinand have expressed their disappointment with the English FA and PFA over their "actions" during the past year.

In a wide-ranging statement released by the Ferdinands' management team, the pair have expressed their desire to "work with football's existing organisations towards the betterment of the game and to achieve immediate action".

In addition, they have claimed the Kick it Out organisation, despite having done good work in the past, needs to change, and they have offered to work with it to make it "more relevant in its fight to stamp out racism in football".

The statement continued: "On the issue of Kick it Out, we would like to go on record to say what fantastic work they have done in the past regarding education and awareness.

"However, times change and organisations need to change with them. We are more than happy to join the discussion, privately, to make Kick it Out more relevant in its fight."

Irish Independent

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