John Terry found guilty by FA

John Terry has been banned for four matches and given a £220,000 fine for using insulting words which included a reference to Anton Ferdinand's colour or race following an FA independent regulatory commission hearing, the FA have confirmed.

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John Terry set to play for Chelsea at weekend despite ban

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John Terry was banned for four games and fined £220,000 Credit: PA

Chelsea defender John Terry is set to be available for his side's match against Arsenal on Saturday despite being banned for racially abusing another player, reports ITV Sport.

The former England captain is expected to be available for the game at the Emirates Stadium because his ban will not start until an appeals process has been concluded.

Terry has 14 days to appeal an FA misconduct charge for comments made to QPR's Anton Ferdinand at a Premier League match last year.

If the 31-year-old does appeal, any hearing may not take place until the end of next month, meaning Terry could be available to play throughout October.

The Blues face Manchester United, Tottenham and Norwich City in the Premier League next month.

An FA independent regulatory commission banned Terry for four matches and fined him £220,000 on Thursday.

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Jose Mourinho: Terry 'is not a racist. That's 100%'

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has defended Chelsea captain John Terry after he was found guilty of racially abusing QPR's Anton Ferdinand, insisting "he is not a racist."

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho Credit: SR/SAP
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho Credit: SR/SAP

"We (Chelsea) had a squad where we had 12 African players in the squad. It was a fantastic squad and he had always a great relation with every one of them," he told CNN.

"Please don't say that he is a racist because I know what I am saying...Drogba will say, Geremi will say, Makelele will say, all of them will say that he is not a racist."

Kick it Out: 'It's about how football moves forward from here'

After John Terry was given a four-match ban and fined £220,000 by the Football Association for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand, Kick it Out's Lord Herman Ouseley told BBC Radio 5 Live:

This is not about recriminations. It's about how football moves forward from here after it has spent 11 months going through the wringer.

People are trying to make the game a better place to be. Seven million people play on a regular basis and we want them to play in an atmosphere of no abuse.

Joey Barton slams FA for length of John Terry ban

The footballer Joey Barton has also criticised the FA's decision over John Terry as "a shambles" compared to his own 12-game ban for violent conduct.

The QPR midfielder was suspended for attacking Manchester City players Vincent Kompany and Sergio Aguero after he was sent off in the last match of the 2011/12 season.

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4 games? A years worth of investigation, a four day FA hearing and only a 4 game ban? Suarez got 8 didn't he? WTF's going on...

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Well I think that proves a lot. What an absolute farce. 12 games for violent conduct and only 4 for that. FA should be embarrassed #shambles

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Ah well at least it's over and the people involved can move on with their careers. I was expecting at least a public execution after a year

John Terry may be available to play for Chelsea on Saturday

It is likely that John Terry will still be available to play for Chelsea against Arsenal on Saturday as the ban imposed by the Football Association does not start until after the appeals process has been concluded.

The defender has 14 days from the receipt of the written reasons for the decision, and if he does appeal then that hearing may not take place until the end of next month.

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Stan Collymore brands the FA 'inept' over John Terry

Former footballer Stan Collymore has tweeted his reaction to the FA finding John Terry guilty of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand.

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12 Barton handbags. 8 Suarez racism 4 Terry racism FA. Inept.

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Context. Would punishment completely deter, partially deter, not deter, or encourage in this case. That's the real question.

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Chelsea FC abhor racism of course. . They banned a fan v Spurs for racially abusing one of their own players,Didier Drogba,

Reaction to the FA finding John Terry guilty of abusing Anton Ferdinand

Since the Football Association announced that it has found John Terry guilty of misconduct for using insulting language towards Anton Ferdinand, the decision has been a hot topic on Twitter.

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Why did John Terry only get a 4 match ban when Suarez got 8? :S The fine isn't a problem for footballers as they can be paid off instantly.

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John Terry found guilty of racism. He gets a month holiday and no pocket money for a week.

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Whether you like John Terry or not, the FA has shown it considers itself above the law.

Liverpool's Luis Suarez received an eight-match ban for racial abuse

The Football Association have found John Terry guilty of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand and he has been given a four-match ban and fined £220,000.

Last year, its panel gave Liverpool striker Luis Suarez an eight-match ban when they found him guilty of racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.

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Luis Suarez received an eight-match ban for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra Credit: PA
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