Chelsea captain Terry to contest FA charge

Chelsea captain John Terry will fight a Football Association charge that he racially abused Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

Terry is alleged to have used “abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour” towards Ferdinand when Chelsea played QPR at Loftus Road in October 2011. Terry was cleared of a racially aggravated public order offence by Westminster Magistrates’ Court last month in a trial stemming from the same incident.

The FA however are to hold their own investigation into the events and the Telegraph believes that if Terry is found guilty by the governing body, his England career will be over. While the court found Terry not guilty of the offence, the FA requires a lower level of proof for their case.

Terry, a former England captain, was part of Roy Hodgson’s England squad at Euro 2012, playing in all four of England’s matches. He has 77 international caps to his name.

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