BREAKING NEWS: John Terry Will Be Charged By CPS For Racist Remarks

By on December 21, 2011

The Crown prosecution service has advised that Chelsea captain John Terry should be prosecuted for the alleged racists remarks made towards QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.

Terry will appear before West London Magistrates court on 1st February. It must be stressed that the Chelsea defender has not been found guilty at this time, and will face a trial which could take months to be resolved.

Alison Saunders, Chief Crown Prosecutor for London said:

“I have today advised the Metropolitan Police Service that John Terry should be prosecuted for a racially aggravated public order offence following comments allegedly made during a Premier League football match between Queen’s Park Rangers and Chelsea on 23 October 2011.

“The decision was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors and after careful consideration of all the evidence, I am satisfied there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction and it is in the public interest to prosecute this case.

“Mr Terry will appear before West London Magistrates’ Court on 1 February 2012.

“He is now summonsed with a criminal offence and has the right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that nothing should be reported which could prejudice his trial.”

John Terry is the second high profile case of this type after Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was found guilty of using racist language towards Man Utd defender Patrice Evra, and subsequently banned for 8 games and fined £40,000.

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9 Comments

  1. Chunky

    December 21, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    This really is going to be a tricky one. Somehow it has to be managed so that he is not punished in court nor by the FA and still manages to play for England as captain! This should be no problem ‘cos he doesn’t play for Liverpool – Now that would ensure his guilt wouldn’t it?

  2. Chunky

    December 21, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    This really is going to be a tricky one. Somehow it has to be managed so that he is not punished in court nor by the FA and still manages to play for England as captain! This should be no problem ‘cos he doesn’t play for Liverpool – Now that would ensure his guilt wouldn’t it?

  3. graeme

    December 21, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    The FA have really shot themselves in the todger with the Luis suares ban……
    They will have to come down even harder with the England captain……..oh my. 🙂

  4. Ashfah Hussain

    December 21, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Haha, another kangaroo court in the making. Keep it up.

  5. ffion evans

    December 21, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    this is completely unfair. suarez gets 8 match ban and £40,000 fine and all terry can get is £2000 fine…typical..

  6. justice

    December 21, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    We understand FIFA are unhappy with how this case has been dealt with -there may be big questions for the F A to answer

  7. Ekpe igoche

    December 21, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Liver brothers don’t mind them. Let them do what they like, is their country. Luise suarez king of south-american will never walk alone.

  8. 5TIMES

    December 21, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    IF JUSTICE IS SERVED HERE,, JHON TERRY WILL BE BANNED FOR LIFE ! OR COZ HE IS A GIZZA HE WILL B FOUND NOT GUILTY.. NORTH SOUTH DIVIDE

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