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Premier League soccer player Anton Ferdinand was sent a bullet in the mail Friday as the race spat involving England captain John Terry took a sinister new twist.
It was sent to Ferdinand’s team, Queen’s Park Rangers (QPR), and was personally addressed to him, Sky News reported.
QPR and Chelsea meet in the FA Cup Saturday, with Ferdinand likely to come face to face with Terry for the first time since the Blues’ captain was charged with racially abusing him.
London’s Metropolitan Police would not reveal exactly what was in the letter but it confirmed it was investigating “an allegation of malicious communication received today at QPR.”
Terry is accused of racially abusing the QPR defender when the two clubs last met in October.
The England international will appear at a court hearing Wednesday on a racially aggravated public order offence. Terry denies the allegations.
The race row intensified in recent months as Ferdinand was sent a threatening letter in November, leading him to ramp up security at his home.
But a number of Chelsea players have come out in defense of Terry, with Ashley Cole among a number of high profile Blues stars and coaches volunteering to give evidence of his good character.