Terry charged by FA
Chelsea defender John Terry has been charged by the FA
John Terry has been 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 released to Press Association Sport, 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.
Terry has always maintained they were not, insisting they formed part of a denial to an accusation of racism from Ferdinand during Chelsea's Barclays Premier League defeat at QPR on October 23.
He was acquitted on that basis but the FA refused to drop their own investigation into the matter, which they had put on hold as soon as Terry was charged with a criminal offence.
Whereas the prosecution in Terry's trial had to prove his guilt beyond reasonable doubt, the FA disciplinary commission can reach verdicts purely on the balance of probabilities, a much lower burden of proof.
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The race card comes out at every opportunity, I had a few words with my next door neighbour for throwing a bed, mattress and chair and other rubbish on the land between our 2 houses in full view of all the street, I asked him how long it was going to be there and he went off on one shouting and swearing at me.
3 days later he was banging my door accusing me of going to his house...knocking on the door...and calling his kids black b****rds, I wasn't even in at the time of the alleged incident, I was at the hairdressers so I called the police...guess what? they went to hear his side of the story first and then accused me of committing a 'race hate crime' they would not check my whereabouts at the said time and it had turned into me calling his WIFE the name...suddenly its not his kids I've supposedly called names.
the police said they were not going to arrest me 'this time' but i asked them to take me to court and get the truth out in the open but they wouldn't hear of it as the neighbour 'didn't want to take it any further' meanwhile there is a crime recorded against my name and if he feels like it he only has to reach for the phone and accuse me again and thats me arrested.
I have taken aid to all parts of Africa and India (at my own expence) at least 15 times so to be accused of racism is really sickening.
I'm not a fan of John Terry, he is ignorant, he is a moran, he is an idiot.
If he had any brains, he would not be swearing like a trooper in the first place, and would have just focused on his game, that's what winners do.
He's a good captain and footballer though, he was penalised correctly by being stripped of his captaincies.
Having said all that, this is all going way too far, it's a circus. No-one deserves this sort of clown justice and media witch-hunt.
It's either both who need to be disciplined for bringing the game into disrepute (Anton was equally guilty), or neither. This is blatantly unjustifiable.
you people make me laugh!! when suarez got done for which was nothing more than than a difference in language cultures, you all jumped on board saying he should be banned and kicked out of the league and the only evidence in that case was evra's word. now that AN ENGLISHMAN is being done for racist language which was in clear view of the camera and visable for everyone to lip read your all saying its bulls**t and the FA are in the wrong? the fact is the FA are not doing him for racial abuse there doing him for using racial language and the fact it was on the pitch. do you really think its acceptable for someone who was england captain at the time and probably a huge role model for kids to be behaving in that way? IMO most of you are extremely bias just because hes english, if he was from anywhere else you would all be up the FA's ar*e. also wheres ferdinand's ban for using the word choc ice? cause i can guarentee if a white person called a black person a choc ice they would be getting a criminal charge!!
Yes Patrice, Rio and Anton can get on with playing in peace until another opportuntiy to play the race card arrives.
The FA kangaroo court found Suarez guilty. Presumably if they say Terry's evidence is more conclusive then they convicted Suarez wrongly. What punishment do you think Ferdinand should get for the abuse he gave Terry? Let me guess....nothing?
A lot of Terrry haters are blinded by the obvious here, if the FA convict Terry, which they probably will. A very strong precedent is being set in this country whereby ethnic minorities can say whatever they please to whoever they please and they know they wil not be charged. Becuase they know the PC halfwits in authority would never dare to charge a black person with any racial related offence.
So all you lot applauding the decision ought to be careful what you wish for. Yes Terry was wrong, but so was Ferdinand. Yet we all know there's only going to be one person punished.
Now that we have had the Terry saga, how about the so called footballers who writh about
on the ground pretending to have been fouled yet they had not been touched, I think the
Video should be looked at after the game, and any wrong doer should be punished and
banned for several matches, and the Club should loose some of their points, as there
seems to be several matched being won with this sort of cheating, I think this sort of
action would bring the game back to good results for the supporters as well as clubs.
A very balanced view and post Wayne that I would wholeheartedly agree with if we were confident that the same procedure would be followed if the situations were reversed, i.e. if AF had called JT a white so and so. But we all know it wouldn't. For a start, that off duty cop wouldn't have bothered reporting it, JT would have ignored it and if anyone had brought it to the attention of the authorities f**k all would have been done.
These fat tw*ts at the FA are so eager to have their dense heads patted by idiots like Garth Crooks and the CRE that equality and fairness means nothing to them.
The fact is, this should never have gone to court and should have been dealt with by the FA in the first place.