Monday, November 28, 2011

Police quizzed John Terry over Racist utterance towards Anton Ferdinand

Police investigating claims John Terry racially abused Anton Ferdinand have interviewed the England and Chelsea captain under caution Detectives from Hammersmith and Fulham took a statement from the footballer at his home in Surrey last Friday Terry, 30, is accused of racially abusing Ferdinand during Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat by Queens Park Rangers last month. Police continue to compile accounts of the ugly flashpoint which was caught on camera late in the derby at Loftus Road. Terry, who has also been put under the spotlight by the Football Association, denies racially abusing the QPR defender but has admitted using offensive words He insisted they have been taken out of context after he was convinced Ferdinand accused him of a racist remark The star welcomed the Football Association’s inquiry as an opportunity to clear his name. The Metropolitan Police opened an investigation after a complaint. Several other Chelsea and QPR players have also been interviewed and a preliminary file is understood to have been passed to prosecutors. A decision on whether Terry should be charged with any offence is likely to be made around Christmas if all witnesses can be contacted. He is suspended for the Carling Cup quarter-final against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge tonight after picking up a yellow card against Wolves on Saturday. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: ‘A 30-year-old man was interviewed under caution on Friday November 25. He was not arrested.’

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