John Terry Of Chelsea Forced into Retirement over Racial Abuse

Published 6 years ago by: Paddy Hayes
at 03:08 PM, 30/09/2012 (6 years ago)

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Former England national team captain John Terry who was stripped off his English captain band by the FA for alleged racial abuse on Anton Ferdinand of Queens Park Rangers who also surprisingly announced his retirement from international football last week on the eve of the hearing by the FA Committee has been found guilty.
 Terry who made his England debut in 2003 was quoted to have said that his decision to quit international football was a hard decision made “untenable” by the FA.
 In his words, “I am today announcing my retirement from international football.
“I would like to thank the England managers who have selected me for my 78 caps. I have had great pleasure in sharing that honor with all the players that I’ve played with.
“I would like to thank them, the fans and my family for their support and encouragement during my international career.
 “Representing and captaining my country is what I dreamed of as a boy and it has been a truly great honor. I have always given my all and it breaks my heart to make this decision.
 “I want to wish Roy (Hodgson, the England manager) and the team every success for the future.
 “I am making this statement today in advance of the hearing of the FA disciplinary charge because I feel the FA, in pursuing charges against me where I have already been cleared in a court of law, has made my position with the national team untenable.
 “I now look forward to playing for Chelsea FC, and challenging for domestic and European honors, and I want to thank the fans and the club for their continued support” he concluded.
 Terry was adjudged to have abused Ferdinand racially "contrary to FA Rule E3[2]" in a match involving Chelsea and Queen Park Rangers on October 23, 2011 by the independent regulatory panel. He has been fined 220,000 pounds and also banned for four matches.
 Terry has got 14 days to appeal against the judgement. In the statement of his defence team, "Terry is disappointed that the FA Regulatory Commission has reached a different conclusion to the clear not guilty verdict of a court of law.
 
"He has asked for the detailed written reasons of the decision and will consider them carefully before deciding whether to lodge an appeal."
 A statement from his club, Chelsea read: "Chelsea Football Club notes and respects today's decision by the Football Association regarding John Terry.
 
"We also recognise that John has the right to appeal that decision. It is therefore inappropriate for us to comment further on the matter at this time."

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