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The match will be the first time Blues captain John Terry and Hoops 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.
Bruce Buck, chairman of Chelsea, and Tony Fernandes, his QPR counterpart, released a joint statement on Wednesday to show a united front ahead of the tie and asked for the game to be a "celebration of football".
Chelsea and QPR warned supporters that "abuse and discrimination has no place in football or society" and the latter have again reiterated that stance today.
In a post on their official website the club said: "Queens Park Rangers Football Club is committed to confronting and eliminating discrimination, whether by reason of race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ethnic and national origin, disability, nationality, religion or belief or ...
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Anton Ferdinand was spared having to shake John Terry's hand before QPR's FA Cup clash with Chelsea.
The Football Association gave the clubs permission not to take part in the traditional pre-match handshake, amid uncertainty as to whether Rangers defender Ferdinand would snub Terry.
This is the first time the two sides have met since Terry was charged with racially abusing...
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has insisted QPR's Anton Ferdinand should shake hands with John Terry before Saturday's FA Cup clash at Loftus Road.
Villas-Boas said he hoped and expected Ferdinand not to snub Terry, despite allegations the Rangers defender was the victim of a racist slur from the England captain during October's Barclays Premier League game between...
Premier League soccer player Anton Ferdinand was sent a bullet in the mail Friday as the race spat involving England captain John Terry took a sinister new twist.
It was sent to Ferdinand's team, Queen's Park Rangers (QPR), and was personally addressed to him, Sky News reported.
QPR and Chelsea meet in the FA Cup Saturday, with Ferdinand likely to come face to face with...
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...
Chelsea reached the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday with a 1-0 win at Queens Park Rangers after Juan Mata scored a second-half winner to decide an occasionally heated match.
John Terry was taunted throughout by the Loftus Road crowd over allegations he racially abused QPR defender Anton Ferdinand when the teams last met in October, but the Chelsea captain seemed unaffected...
This weekend sees the fourth round of the FA Cup being contested, and as it so often does the competition has provided us with a game that has background and controversy in good measure as Chelsea take on Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Saturday afternoon.
The last time the two teams met in November Blues captain John Terry was accused by Anton Ferdinand of racially abusing...
Police have opened an investigation after Queens Park Rangers reportedly received a package in the mail addressed to defender Anton Ferdinand that contained a bullet.
QPR contacted police on Friday, a day before the team plays Chelsea for the first time since Blues captain John Terry was charged with racially abusing Ferdinand in a Premier League match in October.
Although extra officers have been laid on for the potentially explosive west London derby on Saturday, they have not been issued with any specific guidance on whether action should be taken over the abusive chant.
QPR could instruct their stewards to eject fans caught singing the song from Loftus Road, but they declined to comment on Tuesday on whether they planned to do so.
Juan Mata's hotly-disputed penalty helped Chelsea secure a 1-0 victory in a tempestuous FA Cup fourth-round tie at west London rivals QPR on Saturday.
A match that for an hour was completely devoid of the kind of flashpoints that marred October's Barclays Premier League meeting suddenly had one when Clint Hill was harshly adjudged to have bundled over Daniel Sturridge.
Chelsea and QPR officials have united to enforce a zero tolerance policy for the weekend's FA Cup fourth round tie between the two sides at Loftus Road, The Mirror reports. In the league meeting between the two sides in October, John Terry clashed with Anton Ferdinand and resulted in receiving a racially aggravated public order offence.
The Blues captain will face QPR on Saturday...
John Terry begins trial next week for the on-field incident, the first such case in the history of English soccer.
The specter of two recent racist incidents will hang over the FA Cup this weekend, with tensions high as the clubs involved prepare to play each other again.
Manchester United will travel to Anfield on Saturday for the first time since defender Patrice Evra was repeatedly racially abused by Liverpool striker Luis Suarez in a league match in October. Chelsea captain John Terry is...
British captain Terry is charged with racism and Tottenham Hotspur manager Redknapp is in a tax-evasion trial.
London rivals Queen's Park
Rangers and Chelsea have warned fans to behave at this weekend's
FA Cup tie when England captain John Terry will come face to
face with Anton Ferdinand, the player he is accused of racially
abusing in a league match this season.
Police have opened an investigation after Queens Park Rangers reportedly received a package in the mail addressed to defender Anton Ferdinand that contained a bullet. QPR contacted police on Friday, a day before the team plays Chelsea for the first time since Blues captain John Terry was charged with racially abusing Ferdinand in a Premier League match in October.