John Terry finally charged
Posted on 5:08pm Wednesday 21st Dec 2011
England football captain, John Terry has been charged this afternoon over his alleged racist remarks towards QPR defender Anton Ferdinand on October 23rd. He will appear before the West London Magistrates’ Court on the 1st February.
Despite being accused of calling Ferdinand a “f****** black c***”, Terry remains adamant that he is innocent and says he will fight to get his name cleared as soon as possible. It can be questioned as to why there was such a delay in charging him, making one wonder if things had have been different if he was not an important player for the English national team.
The FA has stated that they will allow him to remain England captain, using the “innocent until proven guilty” rule. The incident will not go to Crown Court, meaning that the maximum fine allowed to be administered is 2,500 pounds. It is wondered whether or not Terry is being let off lightly due to being England captain, as Suarez was handed an eight game ban and a large fine.