A number of England supporters joined in the singing of a song suggesting the brothers should be burned on a bonfire – it has been suggested the song had racist overtones because Anton Ferdinand was the target of racist abuse from former England captain John Terry.
Rio Ferdinand was vilified by fans after withdrawing from the England squad to play the game because it did not fit in with his “intricate” and “pre-planned” training programme, although he then travelled to Qatar to commentate on England’s 8-0 win.
Fare’s executive director Piara Powar said: “Although we did not have observers at the match, we have pulled together evidence sent to us and have passed that on to Fifa. I think that it’s one of those things that is very subtle. We would say racism and other forms of discrimination is not always banana throwing and monkey chants.”
A Football Association spokesman said the organisation has received no official notification of any complaint.