Stamford Bridge captain could be set for stiff punishment.
JOHN TERRY faces a possible eight-game ban following the FA’s decision to charge the Chelsea skipper over his much-publicised clash with QPR’s Anton Ferdinand at Loftus Road last October.
Just a fortnight after Westminster Magistrates Court cleared the England defender of a racially aggravated public order offence, Terry now finds himself in the FA dock and fighting to clear his name again.
Terry insists he will seek a personal hearing in a bid to prove his innocence.
SOURCE: Daily Express
This source goes on to state that Chelsea ‘privately’ believe that the FA’s punishment will have influenced by Liverpool fans who feel that John Terry’s offence warrants a ban of similar proportions to that handed to Uruguayan international Patrice Evra.
Though cleared by the criminal courts the burden of proof in an FA hearing is substantially lower and there feeling is that the powers that be will look to punish the Stamford Bridge centre back, implying that they are not convinced by the case made by the player’s defence at Westminster Magistrates Court earlier this month.
Chelsea are sure to appeal any such ban but will probably not need to go out looking for a replacement defensive option given that when fully fit Roberto Di Matteo has three perfectly capable centre backs to call upon, namely Gary Cahill, David Luiz and Branislav Ivanovic.
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