English FA to bring case against Terry


Soccer:John Terry was today charged with using alleged racist language towards Anton Ferdinand by the Football Association. A fortnight after being cleared in court of racially abusing QPR defender Ferdinand, Chelsea captain Terry faced being sanctioned by the FA over the same incident.

Terry immediately denied the charge in a statement, saying: “I deny the charge and I will be requesting the opportunity to attend the commission for a personal hearing.”

The FA said in their statement: “Chelsea captain John Terry has been charged by the Football Association with using abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards QPR defender Anton Ferdinand, the FA have confirmed.

“It is further alleged that this included a reference to the ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race of Ferdinand.”

Terry was found not guilty of calling Ferdinand a “f****** black c***” during a five-day trial that ended two weeks ago, with District Judge Howard Riddle ruling there was reasonable doubt whether the words were intended as an insult.

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