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FA Report Concludes John Terry is ‘Not a Racist’: The Daily EPL

The FA released details from their investigative report this morning, which revealed that Chelsea captain John Terry is not a racist, but his racism defense was not credible.

John Terry’s defence against allegations that he racially abused Anton Ferdinand was as “improbable, implausible and contrived” according to the the independent disciplinary commission that banned the Chelsea captain for four matches.

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  1. dust

    October 5, 2012 at 10:25 am

    So according to the FA

    “John Terry’s defense against allegations that he racially abused Anton Ferdinand was as “improbable, implausible and contrived” according to the the independent disciplinary commission that banned the Chelsea captain for four matches.”

    So they are saying (like most people when hearing the evidence) that Terry’s version is not the truth… so according to the FA he did aim racial abuse at Rio. So if you determine that he did intend and did deliver a racist comment at someone how does that not make hime a racist? is there some kind of threshold of how many racist insults you can hurl before you are classified a racist?

    So Terry has been called a liar and now Cole has also been called liar too.

    How is a 4 game ban enough for:
    1)being found guilty by the independent commission of aiming a racial comment at Anton during a football game.

    2) As England and club Captain not admitting you did.

    3) Allegedly conspiring with Ashley Cole to deceive a court of law (perjury) and deceive the FA.

    If the the FA excepts the result of the commissions findings there is no way that the FA can only have a 4 game ban, no way, they have to appeal the sentence the commission suggested and increase it.

    As for Ashley Cole, for him to tweet an insult at the FA about them saying he is lying in some kind of shock. is a joke So it was ok for the FA to not believe Anton but horrifying to believe they didn’t believe the statement you made and its apparent alterations? do me a favor

    I don’t remember seeing an abusive tweet or comment coming from Anton towards the FA after all this joke of a process.

    The FA have made a complete hash of this again, what a joke.

    • Peter

      October 5, 2012 at 4:49 pm

      Cole, of course, was absolutely correct in his appraisal of the FA. They simply try to appease whatever voice is yelling loudest at the moment, without much concern for logic, precedent, or the rule of law.

      You and I could probably agree on that last point, if very little else, except insofar as you are part of the baying mob that the FA is chaotically trying to please. (Glad to see, though, that you dropped the malarkey about there being a jury involved in the trial in your analysis this time around.) One could hope that this year-long circus might cause all parties – the players, the fans, the FA, the press – to do some useful reflecting on how best to elevate the EPL as an exemplar of good sportsmanship and great sport. But right now I don’t see any hope of any of those groups achieving that, and this kind of ranting just prolongs the wait.

  2. Sammy

    October 5, 2012 at 9:12 am

    “How to avoid relegation from the Premier League – A statistical analysis”

    This was a nice read, I suggest the Liverpool team take note of this :’)

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