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Anton Ferdinand: Football, Racism & Me premieres tonight (Monday, November 30) at 9pm on BBC One. The documentary sees Ferdinand examine the rise of racism over the past few years and his own experience of racist abuse on the pitch. Fans are also curious to know more about Anton Ferdinand and his life off the pitch. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.

Who is footballer Anton Ferdinand’s wife?

Anton Ferdinand has mainly managed kept his private life out of the spotlight since he began his footballing career in 1994.

Speaking to the Times in November 2020, Ferdinand revealed he had retired from football and was living in Essex with his wife, Lucy and their two young children Lilah and Flynn.

Very little is known about Ferdinand’s wife Lucy Cornell, who he married in a private ceremony in 2016.

In June 2020, Ferdinand posted a photo of him and his wife dressed up as Dumbledore and Hermoine from Harry Potter to wish Lucy a happy birthday.

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He captioned the post: “Happy birthday to my beautiful wife u are the rock of our family! thank you for everything you do for us, me and the kids love you so so much.

“Here’s to many more birthdays together.”

Ferdinand also posts adorable photographs of him and his family on his personal Instagram account.

At the end of October, he posted a series of photos of the family on holiday in Cyprus with the caption: “Had a great time away with my family making memories.”

According to The Sun, Ferdinand had previously dated Coronation Street’s, Nikki Sanderson.

Ferdinand is an English footballer and the younger brother of footballer Rio Ferdinand.

In 2013, he left Queen’s Park Rangers to join Antalyaspor in Turkey.

He returned to the UK in 2014 to play for Reading, Southend and then St Mirren, before retiring in July 2019.

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Ferdinand is fronting his own documentary titled Anton Ferdinand: Football, Racism and Me.

In his documentary, the former QPR defender opens up about the highly-publicised on-pitch spat with former Chelsea captain, John Terry.

Terry was cleared by the courts but convicted by the FA of using racially abusive language.

He was banned for four games, fined £220,000 and stripped of the England captaincy.

In the documentary, Ferdinand explains he did not want the incident to go to courts and remained silent.

Nine years on, Ferdinand has expressed his regret about saying nothing.

In Anton Ferdinand: Football, Racism and Me, Ferdinand says: “I beat myself up about not speaking out.”

The synopsis for tonight’s documentary reads: “Former professional footballer Anton Ferdinand explores the issue of racial abuse in the game from a personal perspective.

“Following a sharp rise in reported incidents of racial abuse in football, Anton talks for the first time about his own highly publicised 2011 incident with the former England captain John Terry. Anton wants to understand his own story and find out what needs to be done to address the problem of racism in the game today.

“He also confronts the online abuse he has experienced since, which has affected his mental health, his career and the lives of his loved ones.”

Anton Ferdinand: Football, Racism and Me airs tonight at 9pm on BBC One

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