Terry hearing to go into fourth day
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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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
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
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.
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.