West Ham United boss Alan Curbishley wants Anton Ferdinand to ignore the popstar lifestyle of modern day football.

Curbishley said: "I think the penny dropped that football needed to be his priority. Everyone knew the consequences if the verdict went against him. I think he's hoping now to have a clean slate. I hope that football does become his priority because he has got so much ability that it could take him wherever he wants to go.

"One of the lessons is not to get into a situation before it arises."