Ashley Cole gives evidence in Terry case

Ashley Cole, Chelsea defenderAshley Cole has given evidence in the court case of Chelsea team-mate John Terry, and has stated that his fellow defender should not have to answer to claims of racism.

The England international is in front of the judge after reportedly racially abusing Anton Ferdinand in a clash between the Blues and QPR last October.

Terry claims that he repeated racist words that Ferdinand had thought he said, and Cole feels that the case should be scrapped.

“I think we shouldn’t be sitting here,” Sky Sports report the left-back as saying.

“If I repeated something that I thought you said, that’s totally different than if someone just says something.”

The court also heard statements in Terry’s defence by former manager Jose Mourinho and Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck.

“I never once witnessed any demonstration of racism or racial abuse or behaviour. I am certain that John Terry is not a racist,” the Real Madrid boss said.

“I would say, and other people at Chelsea would say, he has an almost uncanny mental strength that when there are some bumps in his personal life he is able to go on the football field and do his job as though nothing is going on,” Buck stated.

By Gareth McKnight

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