Thursday, October 18, 2012

Terry appeal shock

JOHN TERRY is today expected to finally admit defeat in his year-long fight to clear his name in the Anton Ferdinand racism scandal.

The Chelsea captain is set to announce he will NOT be appealing against an FA Commission finding that he racially abused the QPR defender during a match last year.

As a result Terry will now begin a four-match ban and pay a £220,000 fine the punishments imposed a fortnight ago by the commission.

That means he will now miss Saturday’s London derby with Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

He will also be sidelined for two showpiece clashes with Manchester United, one in the Premier League and the other in the Capital One Cup.

And his final match out will the league clash with Swansea on November 3.

Terry, 31, is now paying the penalty for his high-profile slanging match with Ferdinand during a match between Queens Park Rangers and Chelsea at Loftus Road on October 23, 2011.

Cameras captured the Chelsea captain during an angry exchange with the Rangers star.

The footage landed him in Westminster Magistrates Court to face criminal charges although he was cleared of any offence.

But then the FA announced they would be completing their own inquiry, which had been put on hold at the request of the Crown Prosecution Service pending the criminal proceedings.

Terry promptly ended his international career with England in protest at the FA pursuing him, even though he had been cleared in court.

But now the former Three Lions skipper has apparently decided to call an end to his long and determined battle to refute all suggestions that he acted in a racist manner.

Source; The sun

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