Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand.

Tweet fuels football racism row

The John Terry racism row was reignited when his defence witness Ashley Cole was attacked on Twitter - with Rio Ferdinand reacting.

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Anti-racism campaigner: FA Terry report 'inconsistent'

The executive director of the Football Against Racism in Europe, Piara Powar, has described the FA's handling of the John Terry affair "inconsistent":


Read FA report. Good example of an open process. Raises questions about a few protagonists. Cole is right - they imply he changed story.


Difficult to accept reasoning for delay of almost 1 year in hearing. No convincing or new explanation given in report. #Terry


Reason #Terry gets 4 game ban and Suarez 8 for same offence not answered. Panel seem to contradict reasoning in Suarez report. Inconsistent

Report: Roy Hodgson speaks to Ashley Cole ahead of meeting with squad

England manager Roy Hodgson has spoken to Ashley Cole this afternoon, according to Bryan Swanson of Sky Sports.


We're told Roy Hodgson has spoken to Ashley Cole on telephone this afternoon & Cole will report with rest of England squad on Monday.

Kick It Out: 'Words used by Terry completely unacceptable'

Football anti-racism campaigners Kick It Out have commented on the findings by an independent FA commission on the John Terry racism case:

The written reasons are welcomed and acknowledge some important consequences of this episode, namely the trauma caused to the Ferdinand family.

It’s a period that has polarised the game, undermined the good work being done at all levels, and it must never be allowed to happen again. We note the rationale for the outcome and there is still a right to appeal, which we respect.

In addition, any sanction by Chelsea, as Mr Terry’s employer, is subject to the club’s own internal disciplinary procedures. The words used are completely unacceptable, irrespective of how many times they were levelled.

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