By Chris Wright
“Anton? Elephant juice!”
You may remember, not so very long ago, that John Terry was issued a four-match ban and stung for 220,000 of his barely-earned squidoodles by the FA after they found him guilty of using ‘abusive words in relation to colour or race’ toward Anton Ferdinand at Loftus Road last season.
The FA’s independent panel have, this very morn, shown their working vis-a-vis Terry’s punishment – concluding, among other things, that Terry’s racist language towards Ferdinand was used as an insult and that there was ‘no credible basis’ for Terry’s “improbable, implausible and contrived” defence that he was only repeating words which he believed Ferdinand had first said to him.
The commission said:
“The commission is quite satisfied, on the balance of probabilities, that there is no credible