The Football Association (FA) is to launch a probe into the West London derby between Queens Park Rangers and Chelsea played at the weekend after receiving a complaint over an alleged incident of racist abuse, the FA said on Tuesday.
Immediately after the Premier League game on Sunday, Chelsea and England captain John Terry issued a statement denying that he made a racist slur against Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand.
"The FA will now begin to make enquiries into this matter," it said in a statement. "The FA takes seriously any allegations of discrimination and abuse of this type.
"No further comment will be issued at this time."
Rangers won Sunday's game 1-0.