Chelsea’s John Terry cleared of racism charge

John Terry has been found not guilty of directing racial abuse towards Anton Ferdinand.

The Chelsea captain had been charged with a ‘racially aggravated public order offence’ following last season’s match between QPR and the Blues; however the Chief Magistrate Howard Riddle found Terry not guilty saying that he had heard a great deal of evidence to show  that the defendant was not a racist.

While the CPS felt that while there was a case to answer when the complaint was made, they respect the decision of the Chief Magistrate’s decision.

It remains to be seen what action the FA will now take, following today’s acquittal, and they are now likely to issue their own enquiry into the incident.

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