QPR star calls on fans to move on after Man Utd defender’s England snub

12:45 07 June 2012

Brothers in arms: Anton Ferdinand, while at Sunderland and Manchester United

Brothers in arms: Anton Ferdinand, while at Sunderland and Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand

PA Archive/Press Association Images

Anton Ferdinand believes fans should support their country and forget about Rio Ferdinand’s omission

QPR star Anton Ferdinand has called on England fans to move on after his brother, Rio, was left out of the Three Lions’ Euro 2012 squad.

The Manchester United defender was the surprise omission when the squad was announced and calls for the 33-year-old to be called up grew louder when Chelsea defender Gary Cahill was injured but manager Roy Hodgson elected to take Liverpool full back Martin Kelly.

“Things happen in football,” the QPR defender told Daybreak.

“It’s a game of ups and downs. I am sure he’d like to be there but sadly it didn’t happen this time.

“But we move on and, like he said, he’s going to follow them from somewhere else and, as a family and as a community, we’re going to do that.”

Related articles

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Glasgow City Chambers will be lit up in a light show for Labrinth’s latest single, Let it Be.

Read more

Paul Hollywood’s car was ‘vandalised’ – by his Great British Bake Off co-star Mary Berry.

Read more

Keira Knightley has admitted she would have preferred to watch The Great British Bake Off final than go to her own movie premiere.

Read more

Promotions

BT Home Smart Cam

When I was first told by my boss that I would be doing a review on the BT Smart Cam 100 I didn’t quite know what to expect. Before even looking at the product I was picturing it as nothing more than a web cam with a fancy name.

AGA Living Subscription

Every issue of AGA Living magazine is packed full of celebrity AGA owner interviews, interior and design features, ideas to inspire your culinary imagination, mouth-watering recipes and inspirational shopping ideas.

TOP STORIES

Quizzes

Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho go head to head (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Football managers are either deified or chastised, depending on results and they are some of the most famous faces in the country.

Read more
Roy Keane  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Roy Keane denied the world of more glorious beard action this weekend by shaving his famous chin hair off, however football is still littered with some impressive beards.

Read more
QPR's Loftus Road home. Picture: Ker Robertson/ALLSPORT

Prove your QPR knowledge with our brand new R’s history quiz.

Read more
Do you fancy yourself as a football ground know-it-all? Try our devilishly difficult quiz!

How well do you know your football stadiums? This brand new quiz from London24 will seperate the men from the boys...

Read more

QPR Transfer News

Friday, October 31, 2014
Adel Taarabt. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Harry Redknapp has warned QPR playmaker Adel Taarabt that he could waste his talent and fears that West Ham’s Ravel Morrison, who is currently on loan at Cardiff, is headed the same way.

Read more
Friday, October 31, 2014
Steven Gerrard. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is keen to continue his career beyond this season and admits he may be forced to move away from Anfield if the club fails to offer him a new deal and his availability would be sure to interest a host of London clubs.

Read more
Friday, October 31, 2014
Benoit Assou-Ekotto. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Catch up with the latest transfer news and gossip from around the web with our handy round-up.

Read more
Friday, October 31, 2014
Rio Ferdinand. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Harry Redknapp has slammed the decision to give Rio Ferdinand a three match ban for an offensive comment on Twitter, especially as violent conduct on the pitch merits the same length of time.

Read more