John Terry urged not to appeal fine

Chelsea captain John TerryJohn Terry is coming under increasing pressure not to appeal the FA’s disciplinary conclusions after his reported racist remarks against Anton Ferdinand, The Telegraph claim.

The Chelsea centre-half has been at the centre of the scandal for a year now, and after being acquitted of legal charges at court was found guilty of using inappropriate language in a Premier League fixture against QPR last season by an Independent Regulatory Commission.

The FA have since handed down a four-match ban and a £225,000 fine to the defender, with the player now having the option to appeal before October 18.

It is believed that Terry has been consulting with his lawyers and the Stamford Bridge club in whether to appeal against the action handed down to him, but both parties are eager for the defender to accept the punishment.

Although Terry still maintains his innocence, it is thought that all involved parties are keen to draw a line under the unsavoury incident and move on.