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John Terry Race Row: Racist Chelsea Fans And Newcastle’s Zero Tolerance

by | 2nd, November 2011

JOHN Terry Race Row: Anorak’s round-up of the Chelsea captain’s travails in the news:

Front pages:

The Sun: “POLICE PROBE TERRY RACE ROW”

Daily Star: “Race row cops will quiz Terry”

The Back Pages:

The Times: “Terry fced with England axe Capello under pressure to omit captain as police investigate racism claim”

Should you lose your job because of an allegation?

Matt Hughes writes:

The FA’s official position is that all players involved in police investigations remain available for selection until such a point as they have been found guilty, but given the sensitivity of the issue, it may prefer to take Terry out of the line of fire. Terry could also take that decision himself, although given his determination to clear his name, such a course appears unlikely.

Terry says he is innocent. Why, then, would he resign his post?

Daily Mail: “Police take over Terry probe”

The Metropolitan Police:

“Police were notified of an incident on Sunday, October 23 involving alleged racial abuse. This is currently being investigated by officers from Hammersmith and Fulham.”

Shaun Curtis, The Sun:

JOHN TERRY found himself under even more intense pressure last night in his bust-up with Anton Ferdinand. The Metropolitan Police have taken over the probe into his alleged racial slur against the QPR defender.
As a result the FA have now halted their own inquiries, which they had hoped to conclude this week, until the police complete their investigation.

But it has left them in a difficult position over whether Terry can captain England against Spain at Wembley on November 12.

The FA have a history with the Spanish concerning racism, having called on UEFA to take strong action over abusive chanting during a friendly international at Madrid’s Bernabeu Stadium seven years ago.
Both Terry and Anton’s brother, Rio, took part in that match, which saw Spain fined 100,000 Swiss francs after their fans racially taunted Ashley Cole, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Jermaine Jenas.

The Spanish made monkey noises. We all heard them. There was no need for an investigation,

The irony of Terry captaining his country will not be lost on Spain if he gets the armband at Wembley.

But Terry has not been proven guilty of racism. He says he is innocent.

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