Excerpt from Chapter 7.27 of FA's John Terry report, entitled "The 'evolution' of Ashley Cole's evidence":
– FA ruling
The word “black” was introduced retrospectively into (Ashley Cole's) witness statement ... with a view to bolstering Mr. Terry's claim that the words
that he (Mr. Terry) spoke to Mr. Ferdinand were not said by way of an insult,
but as repetition and forceful denial of what Mr. Ferdinand had accused him of
The FA pointed to an exchange of emails ... in which requests were made, on behalf of Mr. Cole, to amend his draft witness statements ... the Commission's view of this new evidence is that it casts considerable doubt over Mr. Cole's claim...