"The football authorities need to take a look at themselves." Ferdinand, speaking ahead of England's World Cup qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Belarus, added: "Croatia were fined a few thousand quid. What's that going to do? That is not going to stop people shouting racist or homophobic abuse?"
This was the guy who used to have to stay up late studying for a urine test. So great to see him maturing. He'll be a good captain.