LONDON - Rio and Anton Ferdinand are set to support the 'Kick It Out' anti-racism campaign by wearing the equality group's t-shirts ahead of their clubs' Premier League matches this weekend.
Reading striker Jason Roberts admitted on Thursday that he will refuse to wear the t-shirt -- given to all Premier League players to highlight the evil of racism -- because he believes the Kick It Out group didn't do enough to push for a stronger punishment for John Terry.
Chelsea defender Terry starts a four-match ban this week as punishment after being found guilty of racially abusing QPR's Anton Ferdinand, despite previously being cleared of the same charge in a court case.
Although Roberts is keen for other black players to snub the anti-racism campaign, both Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand and his brother will wear the t-shirts according to their respective managers.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said all players should back the campaign and he added: "I have to disagree with Jason Roberts. I think he is making the wrong point."
Asked about the racism issue, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, himself often the target of vile chants, believes all insults must be eradicated.
"It is not only racism, black and white, it is against all kinds of insults we still have in the stadiums. We must fight more against it," he said.
"You look at some faces when you walk around the pitch, what they shout at you is scary. That is, for me, racism."