No fear of boos for Ferdinand
QPR defender Anton Ferdinand will be unmoved by any Chelsea fans who abuse him ahead of the two sides' Premier League clash on Sunday.
The game will be Ferdinand's first at Stamford Bridge since accusations he suffered racial abuse from Chelsea skipper John Terry last October, who now faces a court case in July to answer those allegations. Terry denies the charges.
Ferdinand, 27, said he was more interested in securing a positive result as QPR look to remain in the top flight, rather than listen to any jeers from the home crowd.
"There is a big rivalry between the two clubs anyway but, with everything that has happened, I know there will be some fans targeting me," he told London Evening Standard Sport.
"The Chelsea fans believe what they want to believe. They have their own view on what's gone on and if they are going to give me stick, that's their problem.
"All I can say is that it won't upset my game. If they think that's what's going to happen, then they have got another thing coming."
The Football Association cancelled the usual pre-match handshakes before the two sides met in the FA Cup back in January and the Premier League have taken the same measures ahead of Sunday afternoon's clash but Ferdinand does not see the pre-match ritual as an essential part of football and will treat the match the same as any other.
"My view is whether you shake hands with a player before or after the game doesn't really matter to me. It is about playing football," he said.
"My team-mates have said nothing to me about it because we are just treating it as a normal game. It is not about me or the current situation, it is about QPR and staying in the division.
"It is not for me to talk endlessly about handshakes - what matters is what happens in the course of 90 minutes."