Anton Ferdinand has thanked the "fantastic support" he received from QPR fans during the recent high-profile league encounter with Chelsea, saying he could not have got through the day without them.

Last month's meeting between the two clubs at Loftus Road was the first encounter between Ferdinand and John Terry on the pitch since the Chelsea captain was cleared by magistrates of racially abusing the Rangers defender in July.

Ferdinand, who snubbed both Terry and Ashley Cole - who testified as a character witness for his England team-mate at the trial - at the pre-match handshake, told his club's website: "(The fans) gave me fantastic support and I couldn't have got through the day without them. They kept me going. I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart."

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