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John Terry Found Guilty of Racism and Banned for 4 Matches: The Daily EPL

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.

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  1. Matthew

    September 28, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Blah, Blah, Blah, the same old story about John Terry, I really don’t know if he is or isn’t a racist and frankly I could care less. So, some commission declares him a racist doesn’t make it true. Aside from family and friends who knows what is in Terry’s heart. I would challenge anyone at least once in their life they have not uttered a racist comment under their breath, in mind, or out loud. If you say you haven’t I think you are lying. As humans we are not perfect and never will be and how much as society wants everyone to like one another it will never happen, it’s just the human condition and you all might as well get used to it. However, I will say this freedom of speech doesn’t exist in the United Kingdom or Europe for that matter, you can’t have it both ways. Freedom to express your thoughts or ideas means taking the good with the ugly. That is one of the reasons I am grateful to have been born and live in the United States, even though our rights are under assault.

  2. Dust

    September 28, 2012 at 1:15 am


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  3. BJNTX

    September 27, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Not sure how you can use the headline ‘guilty of racism’? Pretty sure that is not what the FA charged him with… Lazy journalism at its best.


    September 27, 2012 at 4:28 pm

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    TONYGOLD • 12 minutes ago
    The f.a. Kangaroo court is held in secret!!!!, they have a guilty rate of 99.5%!!!!,they even have secret “judges”!!!! the charge against john terry,which they maintain was a different charge from the court of law,,came from a 5 second you tube tape ??? how the hell can the charge be different ??? grosvenor law must proceed with john terrys appeal(which he will win easily), and take the f.a. To arbitration,and expose their totally immoral dictatorship..
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  5. Fogette

    September 27, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    So…how long is it going to take for Chelsea to change their 0% tolerance to racism rule?? My guess is that they already have.

    When are England going to wake up and realize that this guy is a menace to his sport and English society as a whole. He represents everything that is wrong with professional (?) footballers.

    Sack him and let him wander aimlessly for the rest of his life.

    BTW, I am not a JT fan.

  6. wayne bridge

    September 27, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    hmmmm, didnt the someone with the FA or maybe the PFA say that being found guilty of racism is a “sackable offence” ?

  7. Sacto Blues

    September 27, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    I say JT doesn’t appeal so he can get over the 4 game ban. The bad thing is that JT will miss the October 20th match against Spuds at No Heart Lane. JT always has a goal line clearance against Tottenham.

  8. M Owen

    September 27, 2012 at 1:46 pm

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    • The Gaffer

      September 27, 2012 at 2:15 pm

      M Owen, I need to tinker with the settings so it put a lot of the comments into moderation. It’s a new system for me, so I’m working out the kinks. Have patience. We’ll get there! 🙂

      The Gaffer

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        • The Gaffer

          September 27, 2012 at 4:54 pm

          Hi Andrei, the developer is aware of the issue with IE8 and is looking into a fix. Which version of Firefox are you using, and on what OS?

          The Gaffer

          • Andrei

            September 27, 2012 at 6:26 pm

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            • The Gaffer

              September 27, 2012 at 11:00 pm

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              September 29, 2012 at 8:12 am

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            • The Gaffer

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              The Gaffer

          • Marc L

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            • The Gaffer

              September 30, 2012 at 8:26 pm

              Marc, the developer is looking into the issue. Thanks.

              The Gaffer

  9. M Owen

    September 27, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    wow…so guy uses a racist language in his mother tongue gets 4 games…the guy who comes from overseas uses it gets 8 games.

    • Mufc77

      September 27, 2012 at 2:20 pm

      I think it’s because Terry only used it once where suarez admitted he used it multiple times. The FA make up the rules to suit themselves in situations like these.

    • Clampdown

      September 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm

      Well, you know how those Sudaca are. They aren’t civilized like the English.

    • Sluggo63

      September 27, 2012 at 8:26 pm

      I thought he only got 4 matches while Suarez got 6 becasue Ferdinand is only half black. 😉

  10. John

    September 27, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    What ever happened with Rio Ferdinand being charged by the FA for his comments at Ashley Cole? Did anything every come of it?

    • Mufc77

      September 27, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      I believe Rio got a £40 fine and warned about his future conduct for his Twitter comments, had he been the person who directly made those comments about Cole he would have also got a ban.

    • MUFC guy

      September 27, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      first of all, Rio said NOTHING about crybaby cole. he only RESPONDED to a twwet that was sent to him. “haha, choc ice, classic.” secondly, he was fined 75,000. you ABU’s need to do your homework.

  11. PhillySpur

    September 27, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    I still can’t get over the fact that there was a trial for this nonsense. Now the crooked FA steps in with their silly judgements. It’s all very comical.

    • Robert Clarke

      September 27, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      Racism is nonsense. But it’s not nonsense that it was investigated, unless you have first hand knowledge because you were part of the proceedings.

  12. Evertonian

    September 27, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Nice to see you added Roy Greenslade’s blog on the list. Thanks!

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