Ex-Spurs star Ferdinand furious with Rose treatment
Ferdinand reacted to Tottenham wing-back Rose's outrageous treatment in the madhouse of Krusevac with incredulous rage.
Former England striker Ferdinand, an exemplary standard-bearer for black players, warned: "If the only red card was for kicking the ball away after the final whistle, we are getting our priorities wrong again."
Rose, subjected to racist abuse from a hostile crowd, was laughably singled out for a token act of frustration while Serbia's sore losers sparked running battles all over the pitch and down the tunnel.
And Sir Les, a dignified and measured critic of football's commitment to purging the game of racism, blasted: "I am in no mood to lecture other countries about their attitude to the problem when we still haven't got our own house in order."