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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Terry was found not guilty in court of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand

In July, John Terry was found not guilty in Westminster Magistrates Court of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand.

Terry was acquitted of calling Ferdinand a "f****** black c***" during a Premier League Game on October 23 last year.

He had admitted using the words, but insisted he had only been repeating words he thought Ferdinand had accused him of saying.

The FA's decision to press ahead with their own charges infuriated Terry to the extent that on the eve of the disciplinary hearing he announced he was quitting international football with immediate effect, saying his position was "untenable".



Terry fined £220,000 and banned for four matches

A statement from the Football Association said:

An Independent Regulatory Commission has today [Thursday 27 September 2012] found a charge of misconduct against John Terry proven and has issued a suspension for a period of four matches and a fine of £220,000, pending appeal.

The Football Association charged Mr Terry on Friday 27 July 2012 with using abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards Queens Park Rangers’ Anton Ferdinand and which included a reference to colour and/or race contrary to FA Rule E3[2] in relation to the Queens Park Rangers FC versus Chelsea FC fixture at Loftus Road on 23 October 2011.

The charge was the result of The FA’s long-standing investigation into this matter, which was placed on hold at the request of the Crown Prosecution Service and Mr Terry’s representatives pending the outcome of the criminal trial.

A hearing took place from 24-27 September 2012 before an Independent Regulatory Commission of The FA to consider the charge.

The decision of the Independent Regulatory Commission is as follows

  1. Natalie Pirks, ITV News Sports Reporter

No verdict yet in John Terry hearing

Three boxes full of paperwork have left Wembley Stadium, but there is still no comment on whether a decision has been reached at the hearing into allegations of racism against former England captain and Chelsea footballer John Terry.

The 31-year-old defender also left the stadium a short while ago.

John Terry hearing continues into fourth day

The Football Association's hearing into allegations of racism against former England captain and Chelsea footballer John Terry continues into a fourth day today.

The disciplinary hearing, which started on Monday, could return a verdict today at Wembley Stadium.

Former England captain John Terry leaves Wembley Stadium yesterday. Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire/Press Association Images

In July the 31-year-old was cleared at Wesminster Magistrates' Court of racially aggravated public behaviour towards QPR defender Anton Ferdinand after an altercation during a match last October.

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