Ferdinand unaffected by Chelsea boos

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has hit back at the Chelsea fans who jeered him during the 3-3 draw between the two sides at Stamford Bridge, The Daily Mail reports. Ferdinand was given a torrid time after his younger brother Anton was involved in a long-running saga with Chelsea captain John Terry.

Terry faces court on July 9th over a racially aggravated public order offence and has lost his England captaincy over the incident. Ferdinand was booed every time he touched the ball yesterday and was subjected to vile chants concerning himself and his younger brother. The England international admitted that the treatment spurred him on further to help United and get them back from 3-0 down to earn a draw.

Ferdinand tweeted: ‘I got booed by the CFC fans today – well done guys. Thanks for inspiring me and the lads! That’s like fuel to me! TeamSpirit. 3-0 down….it ain’t over until its over….that’s how we roll, Man Utd never say die attitude…away fans were immense again.’

The United defender has been earmarked as a potential replacement for Terry as England captain, but Ferdinand ruled himself out of the role. Ferdinand was made captain when John Terry’s armband was removed the first time, but England boss Fabio Capello decided to reinstate the Chelsea defender and remove Ferdinand.

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