Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand and his brother Anton Ferdinand of Queens Park Rangers have released a joint statement expressing their dissatisfaction to Football Association's reaction to John Terry racism case.

Terry was banned for four games and handed a £220,000 fine by the football governing body after being found guilty of racially abusing Anton. Many observers believe the punishment given to Chelsea skipper is very lenient while compared to the way the FA has handled other racism cases.

The statement issued by New Era Global Sports and through Manchester United's official website, read: "It has been a year since the incident at Loftus Road. During that time, some of the deep divisions that exist in football have been exposed”

"In the coming months there will be ongoing discussions, we are sure, on finding a way forward. We intend to participate in these discussions, along with numerous other current and ex-professionals of all races, from the grass roots upwards, across the football community as a whole"

"On the issue of Kick It Out, we would like to go on record to say what fantastic work they have done in the past regarding education and awareness. However, times change and organizations need to change with them. We are more than happy to join the discussion, privately, to make Kick It Out more relevant in its fight to stamp out racism in football”

"Although we have been left disappointed by the PFA and the FA's actions over the last year, as a family, we are committed to working with football's existing organizations towards the betterment of the game and to achieve immediate action"

"We would like to thank all the fans and the staff at Queens Park Rangers and Manchester United for their support in what has been a difficult year. In particular we want to thank Sir Alex Ferguson and Mark Hughes”

The Ferdinand brothers have also made it clear that they would not be talking anything related to this case publicly and would concentrate on playing football.  

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