QPR: Anton Ferdinand leaves by mutual consent

Anton Ferdinand

Championship club QPR have announced defender Anton Ferdinand has left the west London club by mutual consent.

The 28-year-old, who joined the R's from Sunderland in August 2011, made 16 appearances for the club last season.

The former West Ham United trainee spent the second half of the campaign on loan at Turkish Super Lig outfit Bursaspor.

Ferdinand make 49 appearances in all competitions during his spell at Loftus Road.

In September last year Chelsea captain John Terry was banned for four matches and fined £220,000 for racially abusing Ferdinand in Rangers' 1-0 win at Loftus Road in October 2011.

Ferdinand posted on his Twitter page: "I would like to thank the players & QPR fans 4 there [sic] support will never forget the relationship I had with the R BLOCK!!!"

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