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Why Is The Daily Mail In A Rush To Find Chelsea’s John Terry Guilty Of (Alleged) Racism?

by | 27th, October 2011

JOHN Terry (Chelsea and England) V The Media and, apparently, QPR’s Anton Ferdinand. How a newspaper story works:

Daily Mail – October 27, 2011:

John Terry will be confronted by evidence from three QPR players who have backed Anton Ferdinand in the FA’s race row inquiry. Sportsmail understands that Clint Hill, Paddy Kenny and Shaun Derry have  provided statements that point to a  serious flaw in Terry’s version of events at Loftus Road on Sunday.

Ferdinand was baffled by the statement the England and Chelsea captain issued on Sunday night, particularly his claim that YouTube footage showed him responding to an accusation from Ferdinand that Terry had just called him ‘a black ****’.

Kenny, Derry and Hill — an active  players’ union representative — question whether any such exchange took place, given that Ferdinand had no knowledge of a racial element to what was said until after the game.

The Times – October 27, 2011:

Several QPR players have claimed privately they they heard Terry using racist language, but have been unwilling to go public. It is an anomaly of a situation that Terry is the only individual who has publicly said he used the words”black c***” albeit denying they were uttered with racist intent.

QPR Spokesman – October 27, 2011:

“There is no truth in these stories whatsoever. None of the three players have been called to give evidence or will be called to give evidence.”

Such are the facts.

NOTE: Is the media out to get John Terry on account of his once having tied to have the papers silenced by a super-injunction?


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