Anton Ferdinand, QPR defender at centre of John Terry race row, meets fans at FIFA 13 signing in Asda Watford

QPR defender Anton Ferdinand meets fans at FIFA 13 signing

QPR defender Anton Ferdinand meets fans at FIFA 13 signing

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Features Writer

Football fans visited a Watford supermarket this afternoon to meet Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand.

The footballer was in Asda at Garston to sign copies of the game FIFA 13 and pose for photos with fans.

The 27-year-old said: “I like the game very much, I’ve played it a few times, even as myself.

“It doesn’t look much like me though – the character still has plaits, braids, I don’t have those anymore, so I’m going to have to have a word.

“As for whether I play better on the pitch or in the game – I’m probably a bit better in the game.

“I get to meet fans quite a lot, but it’s a really nice opportunity to do signings as they get a chance to come and talk to me.

“I’ve been to Watford a few times, I’ve got a few friends from here and I always find the people really friendly.

“It’s great meeting people who appreciate what you do on the pitch.”

Mr Ferdinand, who has been thrust into the media limelight because of the race row involving Chelsea's John Terry, refused to comment on the Football Association’s decision to issue John Terry with a four-match ban and a fine of £220,000.

But when asked whether he was tempted to come and play for Watford Football Club, he laughed: “Not at the moment, no.”

Mark Strange took his daughter Chanel, nine, along for the signing.

The Meriden Estate resident said: “I’m a massive West Ham fan and have followed Anton throughout his career.

“It was great to meet him in person, he’s a brilliant footballer.”

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6:50pm Fri 28 Sep 12

kingofpop says...

This is barely even news...a second rate footballer who has nothing to do with Watford., who cares? Nice to see locals getting behind the local tem, i suggest if he likes west ham so much he goes to live abit nearer!!
This is barely even news...a second rate footballer who has nothing to do with Watford., who cares? Nice to see locals getting behind the local tem, i suggest if he likes west ham so much he goes to live abit nearer!! kingofpop
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8:25pm Fri 28 Sep 12

DuffmanWFC says...

Who cares about a second rate player like Anton Ferdinand?
Who cares about a second rate player like Anton Ferdinand? DuffmanWFC
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10:13pm Fri 28 Sep 12

Hornets number 12 fan says...

Wow he shook hands too! theres a novelty for him
Wow he shook hands too! theres a novelty for him Hornets number 12 fan
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10:24pm Fri 28 Sep 12

andyandyandy says...

Anton who?
Anton who? andyandyandy
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11:45pm Fri 28 Sep 12

Chezzie says...

And!!!

We were there at a very busy time and guess what, no' one was there!!! I had to ask my partner who he was! He dosn't even want to play for Watford so B*** off Mr Ferdinand!
And!!! We were there at a very busy time and guess what, no' one was there!!! I had to ask my partner who he was! He dosn't even want to play for Watford so B*** off Mr Ferdinand! Chezzie
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12:02pm Sat 29 Sep 12

andyandyandy says...

I can't believe the WO is even covering this non story.
Any wonder why kids dont want to follow their local team when they look at their local paper and see a picture of a no one player from a second rare premier league side.
Sort it out WO!
I can't believe the WO is even covering this non story. Any wonder why kids dont want to follow their local team when they look at their local paper and see a picture of a no one player from a second rare premier league side. Sort it out WO! andyandyandy
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3:55pm Sun 30 Sep 12

JohnMacQPR says...

Whether you like Ferdinand or QPR in any way, shape or form is irrelevant. As is the Observer running the story - it is local news however you look at it.

Maybe any ire should be directed at the organisers; why couldn't they ask any Watford players to the event, or even Zola.

Although I would imagine Anton has far more of a connection to the town than any of the 70-odd loan players from Italy!
Whether you like Ferdinand or QPR in any way, shape or form is irrelevant. As is the Observer running the story - it is local news however you look at it. Maybe any ire should be directed at the organisers; why couldn't they ask any Watford players to the event, or even Zola. Although I would imagine Anton has far more of a connection to the town than any of the 70-odd loan players from Italy! JohnMacQPR
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12:59pm Tue 2 Oct 12

garston tony says...

I havent played this game but I believe it only has Prem sides in it. If so then it would be a bit irrelivant to have a WFC player there as they arent in the game whereas Anton is in the game and obviously attended the event out of the goodness of his heart/small/large fee
I havent played this game but I believe it only has Prem sides in it. If so then it would be a bit irrelivant to have a WFC player there as they arent in the game whereas Anton is in the game and obviously attended the event out of the goodness of his heart/small/large fee garston tony
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