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Anton Ferdinand shells out €35,000 on personal security

Having received death threats back in November, the QPR defender is taking no chances ahead of tomorrow’s game, according to reports.

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QPR DEFENDER ANTON Ferdinand will receive a police escort to and from tomorrow’s FA Cup match and has reportedly spent a few quid to prevent any incidents with fans.

There is set to be a frosty atmosphere in the west London derby between QPR and Chelsea as Ferdinand and John Terry share the same pitch for the first time since October.

And after receiving death threats since then, the Rs defender has taken a number of measures to ensure his own safety.

According to The Daily Mail, Ferdinand has spent somewhere in the region of €35,000 on personal security and also had extra cameras and panic buttons installed in his house recently.

Both clubs issued a statement in which they agreed that there is no place in football for discrimination before asking fans to behave themselves on Saturday afternoon.

Terry is due to be prosecuted in London next Wednesday over the allegations that he racially abused Ferdinand.

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