QPR defender Anton Ferdinand expected to snub Kick It Out campaign again

Anton Ferdinand: Midweek statement

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Mark Hughes does not expect Anton Ferdinand to show his support for Kick It Out before QPR's game at Arsenal on Saturday.

The centre-half was one of several high-profile players not to wear the anti-racism organisation's T-shirt ahead of last weekend's fixtures.

And in the meantime Ferdinand and his brother Rio have released a statement offering to help make Kick It Out more "relevant in its fight to stamp out racism in football."

Asked whether his player would now alter his T-shirt stance, Hughes said: "He's made his feelings known and not that much water has passed under the bridge since last weekend.

"It's his own personal decision, I've said that before. People make a judgement on what they feel is correct and what they feel they can support.

"At the moment Anton and a number of players don't want to show their support by wearing a T-shirt. I'm not going to force people to do what they don't want to do."

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