Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has demanded football chiefs work harder to eradicate racism. Ferguson has backed his player Rio Ferdinand and his brother QPR defender Anton after they argued not enough is being done.

"Rio and Anton did the right thing," he said. But the race issue is bubbling along. It's not completely gone away.

"The awareness is getting stronger. The Professional Footballers Association is doing its best but Uefa, Fifa and the Football Association have to do more."

The Scot added: "As far as the actual game itself on Sunday I think we just need to carry on and concentrate on the football side."

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