TERRY FIGHTS FA CHARGE
The Chelsea defender John Terry has decided to fight the FA charge that has been placed upon him after he was found alleged to have racially abused the QPR defender Anton Ferdinand. Even though a court trial decided that John Terry was not guilty, the English football Association had decided otherwise and will be conducting a thorough investigation into the matter. John Terry was given time to respond to the FA charge and he has decided to contest the charge. The 31-year-old defender is alleged to have abused the QPR defender when the two clubs met with each other last season.
As a result of this allegations, John Terry had to lose his place as the captain of the national team. However, he travelled with the England national squad to the Euro 2012 and played a sterling job in helping the team reached the quarter-final stage. The former England manager Fabio Capello was extremely dissatisfied with the decision taken by the English FA to strip John Terry of the captaincy. He resigned from his post soon afterwards. After many weeks of trial, John Terry was finally cleared by the court of not racially abusing the QPR defender, but he faces even sterner test in the form of the FA charge.
“It is alleged that this included a reference to the ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race of Ferdinand,” said a statement on the official website of the English FA. “Chelsea Football Club notes and, of course, we respect the decision of the magistrate today. We are pleased John can now put his mind to football, go back to training and do what he has been doing for many years,” said the Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck after the announcement that John Terry was not guilty of racial abuse by the court trial.