Tensions high as FA Cup games revive racism rows
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
LONDON (AP) -- Two recent racism episodes will hang over the FA Cup fourth round 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 forward Luis Suarez in a league match in October.
Chelsea captain John Terry is set to feature at Queens Park Rangers just days before appearing in court, charged with racially abusing Anton Ferdinand in the last meeting of the west London clubs in October.
Chelsea and QPR tried to quell any tensions Wednesday, issuing a statement describing the match as "a unique opportunity to show the world that hatred has no place in our game."