FA charge Terry for abuse

Chelsea captain John Terry was charged by the

Football Association on Friday for abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Anton

Ferdinand despite his acquittal at a criminal trial earlier this month.

The former England captain was cleared of racially abusing Ferdinand at a

London court hearing on July 13.

However the FA said in a statement they had now charged Terry after

reviewing evidence gathered in their own inquiry in addition to the criminal


Terry was found not guilty after a five-day trial at Westminster

Magistrates Court which delved into the circumstances surrounding an incident

involving the two players during a Premier League match on October 23 last year.

Terry was stripped of the England captaincy in February over the

allegations. As a consequence, Fabio Capello resigned as England manager, just

months before Terry joined the England squad for the 2012 European


Meanwhile, the FA put their own disciplinary process on hold so as not to

prejudice the trial.

But following the outcome English football’s governing body reacted to the

court verdict by saying it noted the decision but would still proceed with and

conclude its own inquiries.

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