The FA announced this morning that “An Independent Regulatory Commission has today found a charge of misconduct against John Terry proven and has issued a suspension for a period of four matches and a fine of £220,000, pending appeal.” The charge is in relation to the alleged racist remarks that John Terry aimed at QPR defender Anton Ferdinand in the October 23, 2011 match.
According to The FA, “The penalty is suspended until after the outcome of any appeal, or the time for appealing expires, or should Mr Terry decide not to appeal.”
Depending on how John Terry proceeds, he may still be able to play in this weekend’s match against Arsenal if he decides to appeal the decision.
Here are the Premier League news headlines today:
- John Terry found guilty of racism and banned for four games — The Guardian
- Michel Vorm signs new four-year Swansea deal — Sky Sports
- Jack Wilshere ready to take first steps back for Arsenal — The Guardian
- Tony Pulis calls for three-match bans for players caught diving — The Telegraph
- Kelvin, this is the real reason for the Hillsborough boycott of your Sun — The Guardian
- Talksport signs Capital One Cup rights agreement — SportsPro
- Arsenal’s André Santos given driving ban after 145mph police chase — The Guardian
- Southampton midfielder Jack Cork is out for for up to six weeks — BBC Sport
- Arsène Wenger believes John Terry might have quit England too early — The Guardian
- Stoke will be operating self-sufficiently by the beginning of next season — Sky Sports
- How troubling is Liverpool’s start — writes Jonathan Wilson — The Guardian
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