Football Reaches A New Low At Loftus Road!

Last updated : 29 January 2012 By Footy Mad - Editor

Ferdinand was spared having to shake John Terry's hand in Saturday's FA Cup clash at Loftus Road after the Football Association gave their blessing to a request for the entire ritual to be abandoned.

Ferdinand reportedly would not say whether he would accept the hand of Terry, who has been charged with racially abusing his fellow defender during October's league game.

Terry, who denies the charge, is expected to instruct his legal team to enter a not-guilty plea when the court case into the matter begins on Wednesday.

A trial date will then be set.

The FA are unlikely to punish QPR after a spectator threw the match ball at the back of Ashley Cole during Chelsea's 1-0 win on Saturday.

Terry himself was subject to merciless booing and tasteless taunts but wisely refused to react.