Ferdinand took to Twitter to congratulate Burnley, who moved up to fourth in the Premier League after Tuesday's 1-0 win over Stoke.
He bizarrely stated: "His team are producing consistent results week in, week out. Those boys needs some serious saluting, the team, the staff the players, everything.
"I don't want to see any of you there chatting any breeze, don't talk to me.
"Don't come with any stupid talk to me. You are below Burnley, shut up and sit in your place."