READ THIS VERY CAREFULLY
This is an extract published by the FA commission, this explains why Anton Ferdinand wasn't punished for his part in the incident that occurred between him and John Terry.
"3.5 Although he admits that he used abusive and insulting words and behaviour
towards Mr. Terry - and self-evidently did - Mr. Ferdinand was not charged by
the FA with Misconduct. This is because the Referee did not apply any on-field
sanction and unless the conduct which FA Rule E.3(1) contemplates is shown to
have been directed at a match official, or third party (e.g. a spectator), the FA‟s
position is not to take retrospective action. In this case, though, Rule E.3(2) is
engaged in Mr. Terry‟s case, and because of the more serious nature of his
alleged Misconduct, a charge was brought against him."
Equally, Anton Ferdinand could've and should've been charged for any of the following included in the Rule E.3(2)
(a) Not acting in the best interests of the game.
(b) Acting in a manner that is deemed to be improper.
(c) Bringing the game into disrepute.
(e) Use of threatening words/gestures.
(f) Threatening and insulting behaviour.
(g) Use of abusive words/gestures
(h) Abusive behaviour.
(i) Use of indecent words/gestures.
(j) Indecent behaviour.
(k) Use of insulting words/gestures
YET THE FA CHOSE NOT TO FOLLOW THEIR OWN RULEBOOK AND NOT CHARGE Anton Ferdinand. The question is why?