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Gerrard backs fans booing Ferdinand

March 24, 2013
By ESPN staff
England captain Steven Gerrard has supported the national team's travelling supporters who were heard abusing Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand in the 8-0 thrashing of San Marino.

The anti-Ferdinand sentiment could be heard throughout the Olimpico di Serravalle, even reaching the ears of the English coaching staff, as the fall-out from his decision to pull-out of the squad due to a "pre-planned training and medical programme" continues to overshadow the Three Lions attempt to reach ...

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