Updated: 27/09/2012 06:40 | By pa.press.net

Terry hearing to go into fourth day



John Terry leaves the FA hearing on Wednesday

John Terry leaves the FA hearing on Wednesday

John Terry will return for a fourth day of his disciplinary hearing on Thursday into a charge the Chelsea skipper used racist language on the pitch.

Terry spent eight hours at the FA independent regulatory hearing on Wednesday. He denies a charge that he used a racist slur towards QPR's Anton Ferdinand in October last year.

The 31-year-old was accompanied by Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck for the duration of the hearing and both departed shortly before 4.30pm.

Terry was found not guilty in a magistrates' court in July of a racially-motivated public order offence against Ferdinand.

The FA's decision to press ahead with their own charges infuriated Terry to the extent that on the eve of the disciplinary hearing he announced he was quitting international football with immediate effect, saying his position was "untenable".

Terry's legal team had argued the governing body's own rules dictated his acquittal in court means the case cannot proceed but the FA believed their charge was distinct from the court charge.

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26/09/2012 17:48
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What a complete waste of time and money. Inquest for this and that. The FA must be the laughing stock of world football. These people at the top are too puffed up with their own importance, they are only perpetuating a story that is to the detriment of the sport. They could have decided what sanction was applicable a year ago, and it all would have been forgotten now.
26/09/2012 19:20
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That I am aware Ferdinand only spent a few hours of one day.  This so called slagging match was between two people, Terry and Ferdinand that could not have lasted any more than a few minutes. So how is it Terry has been for four days and has spent eight hours just this Wednesday and Ferdinand in contrast was there for a couple of hours. Did Ferdinand have so little to say about the accusation he made and what exactly do they expect Terry to say in all the hours he is there ?  It makes no sense whatsoever and it is time to call it a day and get on with training the referees to do their job properly.
26/09/2012 23:59
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The FA should treat all players the same and have sadly missed the boat as when the respect campaign started they should have enforced their rules with all players starting from the top down any foul, abusive or aggresive language should be punished on the pitch by a yellow or red card this is where the punishment matters. It would also present pofessional players in a better light and be better role models for our children. The FA are wrong to impose punishments in individual cases and  should be brave enough to start letting refs act on the laws of the game like they do on any sunday morning league where any infringements are dealt with.

 

RESPECT the FA dont have any

27/09/2012 11:07
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im a iiverpool fan and i dont like JT but if the FA fine  or suspend him he should take them to court, were he was aquitted, they should of acted a lot quicker then they did.as for the hand shake its a personal thing and if you dont want to shake someones hand you should not be made to regardless. with saurez i think EVRA played his part but got off free. on the pitch the ref is in charge and these morons are spineless and dont use the powers they have, if a player swears send him off it will soon be stopped if a player knows he will be sent off for it.rooney has to  be one of the worst offenders for this all he does is say F/O every other word. in a work place you would be suspended for using foul and abusive langauge to a fellow worker. good luck JT

 

 

27/09/2012 09:17
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joke case. pathetic fa dont  know what to do.thats why this case has gone on so long. cant find him guilty as he,ll take them to the cleaners with compensation claims. sa are sihtting themselves. if they find him not guilty all the blacks, pc mob will be up in arms. as i said, joke case
27/09/2012 09:55
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It appears that the FA are behaving in a totally irrational manner.

 

Suarez got an eight match ban ..nothing wrong with that.

Evra withdrew his hand and it appeared Suarez caused an incident. At the end of the game Evra over celebrated and walked away scot free...Plenty wrong with that.

JT and Anton behaved like animals on the park in front of kids and nothing other than one racism charge brought and was not proven. Both guilty of disrepute but no charges against Anton. Irrational.

Rio comes out with a racist slur on Ashley fined £45k. No ban and if JT had said that about ashley there would have been charges.

Nicholas B fined £70k for showing his Paddy power advert by UEFA and was it Croatian fans fined less for racist chanting.

Football and its leaders are inconsistent and fast becoming a laughing stock in sport. They have the money, facilities etc to stop cheating, diving, etc but cept where Terry is concerned no desire to sort themselves out. What a shower.

26/09/2012 22:15
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Colin Washington - and Robert -  Well said  -= should have been done and dusted months ago. x
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GOOD LUCK JOHN TERRY...YOU HAVE BEEN STITCHED UP BY THE PC OBSESSED FA...HIGHLY INFLUENCED BY DESPERATE RIO AND HIS MATES....SHAME ON THE FA.
27/09/2012 10:59
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this respect campaign by the fa is a bit askew. why isnt anton ferdinand also facing a hearing for the derogatary comments he made towards jt in that game. saying that football isnt a pansys game and name calling, treading on toes, shirt pulling ect  has been in the game sinse it was invented, also in other sports cricket,rugby ect.  maybe the fa ought to rethink there respect campaign and start respecting the players and more importantly  the fans. the whole world are watching there incompetent antics
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WE ALL REMEMBER WHAT THE TRIAL JUDGE SAID ABOUT FERDINAND AND WHAT HIS OWN PRSECUTION LAWYER SAID ABOUT FERDINAND...HE IS LIKE ANS ALI G CHARACTER READING FROM A JANET AND JOHN BOOK....HE WILL HAVE MUMBLED SOME ALI G SPEAK AND HEADED STRAIGHT TO KFC OR NANDO'S AFTERWARDS...INNIT. TERRY HAS BEEN STITCHED UP.
27/09/2012 10:28
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So the FA think their bigger than the courts of law do they ?? Beyond a joke this is, he's been cleared already. England have lost their best defender because the FA want to show how loud they can shout.
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JT as already been found not guilty in a court of law, or do the FA think they are the the Law in this country. I think they are just hanging it out so they can wack  a £250.000 fine on the bloke the money grabing Barthstewards.
27/09/2012 09:30
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terry shouldnt get jack **** done to him,, done nothink rong had afew words with that low life ferdinand that want to be ashmed of him self ,, he will get his cummins dirty trick racism  ,,,, whats this world comein to ,,,
27/09/2012 09:38
27/09/2012 09:42
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John Reynolds, what a nice example of humanity. Lowly educated or just another pathetic Terry hating moron!
26/09/2012 23:16
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his England career is coming to an end anyway so his resignation is to seek to make his claim higher for compensation when he wins; its all about money.
27/09/2012 13:36
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Football is not a sport anymore....it,s just a big business with a load of prats running the whole shebang.  And the players are no better, just a lot of posers  and flash baskets.  And  full of disgusting habits such as spitting . 
  And to all these racists---- there would be little sport or variety of music in this country if we didn,t have the foreign people here. 
27/09/2012 17:29
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who is going to pay his fine 
no doubt the club who ever he plays for FANS TAKE NOTE ticket prices go up next year
27/09/2012 16:12
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To find him guilty what evidence did they have that was not produced to the court or do they know better.

 

It amazes me a member of the public heard what was said, but nobody on the pitch did including Anton Ferdinand and the four officials. Of course the officials are consistent, in so far as they miss most pitch incidents anyway.

28/09/2012 01:05
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Ok, so two weeks wages after tax.  No big deal BUT a Normal Court could not have got away with a fine like that!  Then there's the 'E wuz robbed Guv' crew.  Being rather deaf, and very good at lip reading, I KNOW what two of the words said were.  Uncalled for, shall I say, so he might have got away with it in Court, but not with the F.A.  The very best part of his 'punishment' was that he had to 'fall on his sword' and 'retire' from International Football - before he got pushed!  Now that DID hurt - ego, the big 'I am' etc.  That will shut his gob.  It's not before time!
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