Police investigate Terry racism claims

It has been confirmed that the Metropolitan Police have opened an official investigation into the race row that has blighted John Terry over the last two weeks.

The Chelsea captain was accused of racist comments by QPR defender Anton Ferdinand in the Loftus Road side’s 1-0 victory over The Blues on October 23rd, and the FA are currently looking into the claims.

However, the England skipper could be in even more trouble, as the law are getting involved in researching Ferdinand’s complaints.

“Police were notified of an incident on Sunday, October 23 involving alleged racial abuse. This is currently being investigated by officers from Hammersmith and Fulham,” an official police statement reads.

Meanwhile it has been reported that Ferdinand has been the subject of a racist comment from a Chelsea supporter on the social networking site Twitter.

Ferdinand is not the only one to receive such treatment, as Newcastle striker Sammy Ameobi has also been insulted on the site by a supposed fan, which his club are now looking into.

“Newcastle United are aware of a ­racist remark that was directed towards Sammy Ameobi via Twitter on Sunday evening. The club and Sammy have reported the matter to the police, who are now dealing with the incident.

“The racist comment is wholly unacceptable. Newcastle United will not tolerate racism of any kind and will take the strongest possible action against those responsible,” an official statement reads.

The incidents are damaging the game in England, as controversy that many have worked hard to rid the game of keeps rearing its ugly head.

By Gareth McKnight