Chelsea defender denies racism slur
October 24, 2011 · 0 Comments
Two two men squared up during the game and footage is now circulating around the internet claiming Terry used racist language to abuse Ferdinand.
However, in a statement released in the aftermath of the alleged incident the 30-year-old strongly denied the accusations admitting his disappointment that fans have jumped to conclusions so quickly.
He said: “I’ve seen that there’s a lot of comments on the internet with regards to some video footage of me in Sunday’s game.
“I’m disappointed that people have leapt to the wrong conclusions about the context of what I was seen to be saying to Anton Ferdinand.
‘I thought Anton was accusing me of using a racist slur against him. I responded aggressively, saying that I never used that term. I would never say such a thing, and I’m saddened that people would think so.”
Terry, who also captains his country, claims he spoke to Ferdinand after the final whistle and there was no indication of problem after their minor squabble.
“I have known Anton for a long time and spoke to him about it after the game and there was no problem between us. I congratulated him on their win. He has not accused me of any wrongful remark. It was clear it was all a misunderstanding at the time.
“After the result today, I am saddened to be dealing with these wrongful allegations.
“I am the proud captain of one of the most internationally diverse teams in the Premier League and I absolutely believe that there is no place for racism in sport and indeed in any walk of life.”
QPR and Ferdinand refused to comment on the incident during post-match interviews but it’s likely the FA will look into it.
By Jak Penny