Shocking! Listen to the England fans abusing Rio Ferdinand

It is a pretty incredible state of affairs when supporters turn on one of their own players.

Of course, with Rio Ferdinand and England, it is far from a simple situation and there are many hard core Three Lions fans who feel that the Manchester United defender deserved abuse after refusing to join up with Roy Hodgson’s squad for the games against San Marino and Montenegro.

Now, the saga looks to have been lengthened with the news that Fare, Football anti-racism network, have filed a complaint to FIFA over alleged racist chanting by the England fans against Rio and Anton Ferdinand.

There is even speculation in this morning’s papers that England may be forced to play at Wembley “behind closed doors” due to the above investigation.

Fan footage of the Rio Ferdinand abuse does not appear to have reached the world wide web yet, after all, England fans would hardly be keen to record themselves abusing a fellow Englishman with 81 caps for his country.

For example, one ditty sung by England fans at both games, went: “Build a bonfire, build a bonfire, Put Rio on the top, Put Anton in the middle, Then burn the f****** lot.”

But, on TV during the San Marino match, the chant of “Fuck off Rio Ferdinand,” could clearly be heard over the commentary.