FA Charge John Terry Over Anton Ferdinand Incident As Race Row Rumbles On

Alan Duffy

27th, July 2012

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By Alan Duffy

No doubt in an attempt to bury bad news on the day of the opening ceremony of the Olympics, The FA have decided to charge John Terry over his alleged racist remarks made to Anton Ferdinand last season.

The England centre-half has already come out of one court case unscathed but now he must face the footballing authorities over the incident which occurred last October at Loftus Road.

Here’s the FA statement in full…

After seeking advice from an external Independent QC, and having considered the evidence and Magistrates’ Court decision in the John Terry case, The FA has today charged the Chelsea player following an alleged incident that occurred during the Queens Park Rangers versus Chelsea fixture at Loftus Road on 23 October 2011.

It is alleged that Terry used abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards Queens Park Rangers’ Anton Ferdinand, contrary to FA rules.

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

This charge is the result of The FA’s long-standing enquiries into this matter, which were placed on hold pending the outcome of the criminal trial, and relates to rules governing football only.

During this period John Terry remains available to play for England.

Terry has until 3 August 2012 to respond.

The FA will make no further comment during this time.

Looks like this whole saga has a bit of life left in it yet.

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11 Comments

  1. plops says:

    What’s all this about? Have I missed something?

  2. Flyer says:

    Im shocked that the FA for doing the correct thing. Now all we need is a double figure ban and not for Teflon Terry to get off yet again.

  3. pray4muamba says:

    aaron ramsey needs to score so this stupid racism case can finally die.

  4. jake says:

    So the FA is charging Terry with something that he was found not guilty of in court?

    I’m sure he did it but still…

  5. pol says:

    jesus christ, everyone knows john terry is a cunt, plain and simple. suarez got 8 games…..lets see what this dick gets….suppose it depends if YOU english have a friendly or qualifier

  6. Khairo says:

    So it’s abusive/insulting words, not racist words eh?

  7. Vans says:

    This is ridiculous!!! And surely if Terry is charged, Anton should be. Also Rio most likely for his lovely ‘choc-ice’ comment. Oh yeah and every footballer who has abused another on the field. First few games of the season might be reserve squads then.

  8. KKK says:

    @Khairo – Yeah. Black cunt is not racist, negro is.

  9. Wilma says:

    There wasn’t enough for a legal case, but the FA can make their own common sense judgement

  10. Flyer says:

    The court has to prove beyond all reasonable doubt, the FA have to prove he probably said it.

    It should be an open and shut case with a huge ban, should be….

  11. Diablo Bleu says:

    Typical FA! Terry not guilty in court but the black football pundits led by the inept, in my opinion, Garth Crooks want a lynching. Whats his name ferdinand, rio’s brother must be enjoying the publicity because he can’t get it on the field. If the FA act they have to charge ferdinand junior and “choc-ice” ferdinand senior.

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