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Chelsea captain John Terry charged with a ‘racially aggravated public order offence’

by | 21st, December 2011

CHELSEA and England captain John Terry has been charged with a “racially aggravated public order offence”. It is alleged — and if you don’t know about this, we take the opportunity to welcome back from Mars – John Terry called QPR’s Anton Ferdinand a “fu**ing black c**t”. Terry denies any racial intent in the words.

John Terry will appear before West London Magistrates’ Court in early February.

Says Terry:

“I am disappointed with the decision to charge me and hope to be given the chance to clear my name as quickly as possible. I have never aimed a racist remark at anyone and count people from all races and creeds among my closest friends.”

Stopping short of revealing how he once never shagged a black woman but wanted to, Terry adds:

“I will fight tooth and nail to prove my innocence. I have campaigned against racism and believe there is no place for it in society.”

All good stuff. But let us not jump to conclusions: the CPS often brings case before the Beak that are founded on nothing much at all.

If convicted, Terry is likely to receive a paltry £2,500 fine. But worse than that will be the death knell of any hoped for career as a media pundit.



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