Anton Ferdinand insists his brother Rio will support England this summer, despite his omission from the Euro 2012 squad.
The Manchester United defender was controversially left out of the squad for the tournament in Ukraine and Poland this summer.
England manager Roy Hodgson says that it was a decision based on footballing reasons, but it is not a view shared by all.
The situation dates back to last October, when a confrontation between Anton Ferdinand and John Terry at Loftus Road resulted in the Chelsea skipper being charged with racially abusing his opponent, something he strenuously denies.
Rio Ferdinand's adviser Jamie Moralee branded the decision to call in Martin Kelly as Gary Cahill's replacement on Sunday "disrespectful" and the player is equally unhappy.
He has vowed to support England in the tournament, however, and brother Anton has backed up those sentiments.
"Things happen in football," he 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."