Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Terry backed by club and welcomes inquiry
John Terry has welcomed the FA's decision to launch an investigation into an allegation of racist abuse during Chelsea's ill-tempered west London derby at Queens Park Rangers. England captain Terry has strenuously denied racially abusing Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand, younger brother of his long-time international team mate Rio, in Chelsea's 1-0 defeat at Loftus Road on Sunday. Boss Andre Villas-Boas spoke on behalf of the club on the matter. "John Terry has put out his statement and we fully back him," he said. "He is confident about it and he spoke to Anton after the game. Anton was present in our dressing room and for us it was an end of story. It is just a great misunderstanding and it is blown out of all proportion." The FA said today it would look into the allegations, on the same day it also charged Chelsea with failing to control their players during the match.
source: Chelsea (official)