‘Malicious communication sent to QPR’s training ground’…..
By Jason Burt and Ian Winrow
The Metropolitan Police confirmed on Friday night that they were investigating after a “malicious communication” was sent to Ferdinand at QPR’s training ground in Harlington, near Heathrow Airport on Friday. A police spokesman said: “We are investigating an allegation of malicious communication received today at QPR FC.” It is believed that an anonymous package was addressed to Ferdinand and contained a death threat as well as the bullet although those details have not been confirmed.
QPR officials were on Friday night discussing the matter with Ferdinand, who is due to play in Saturday’s fourth-round tie at Loftus Road. It remains to be seen whether his participation has been put in jeopardy. Further talks are also believed to have taken place with Chelsea and both clubs, who released a joint statement earlier this week appealing for calm, are anxious that their supporters behave well.
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