Chelsea and QPR have warned their supporters that "abuse and discrimination has no place in football or society" ahead of their FA Cup clash on Saturday.
The game will be the first time Chelsea captain John Terry and QPR defender Anton Ferdinand have faced each other since the Blues' 1-0 defeat in October. Terry has been charged with racially abusing Ferdinand during the game and will appear in court on February 1. He has denied the charge.
However the two clubs have now moved to show a united front. Bruce Buck, chairman of Chelsea, and Tony Fernandes, his QPR counterpart, said in the statement: "We have discussed the issues surrounding this weekend's FA Cup fourth-round tie at Loftus Road and we are both in total agreement that abuse and discrimination has no place in football or society."
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