Anton Ferdinand 'receives bullet in the post'
Published 17:27 27/01/12 By MirrorFootball
Anton Ferdinand has allegedly received a bullet in the post ahead of Saturday's FA Cup tie between QPR and Chelsea.
The incident happened less than 24 hours before the already highly charged fixture which kicks-off at midday on Saturday.
The package is believed to have contained a death threat and shotgun cartridge.
Police have confirmed they are investigating the incident.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “We are investigating an allegation of malicious communication received today at QPR football club. Officers from Hammersmith and Fulham are investigating.”
QPR tonight released a statement following enquiries about the incident, saying "full searches" would be carried out as spectators arrive for the match against Chelsea.
The statement said: "Ahead of tomorrow's FA Cup fourth-round tie at Loftus Road, we would like to advise supporters from both QPR and Chelsea to arrive early at the stadium.
"Full searches will be carried out ahead of your entry to the ground, so please have your tickets to hand and be ready to be searched.
Entry to the stadium will be permitted from 10.30am for the midday kick-off.
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