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John Terry AND Anton Ferdinand Could be Hit With FA Charge

Both players could be punished by the Football Association.

John Terry and Anton Ferdinand could be charged by FA

The Football Association could charge John Terry despite the Chelsea captain being cleared of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand.

Terry, 31, said in court he was repeating what he thought Ferdinand had said to him as they traded insults.

But the lower burden of proof in FA cases means that both Terry and Ferdinand could be sanctioned.

The FA said it “notes the decision in the John Terry case and will now seek to conclude its own enquiries”.

Ferdinand also admitted in court that he had used insulting words towards Terry during the altercation at Loftus Road last October.

SOURCE: BBC Sport

OK, so John Terry was found not guilty of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand with the judge believing the defence case that stated that the Chelsea man was merely repeating to the QPR man what he believed had been shouted in his direction.

The FA now have to decide if they will look to punish the Stamford Bridge skipper and seemingly, somehow, may also look to punish Ferdinand.

Now this is simply ridiculous. If the Loftus Road centre back is punished for using insulting words then expect a case to be heard by the FA for every single match played in all of it’s leagues. Clearly players will use insulting words during matches, and as long as they are not racist or homophobic one wonders what the issue is.


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