Terry to keep Chelsea captaincy

It is understood that John Terry will remain as Chelsea captain despite receiving a four-match ban for racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand. His boss Roberto Di Matteo had refused to confirm if he was still club captain.

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Kick It Out chairman criticises Chelsea for keeping Terry punishment secret

Chelsea have been criticised by football's equality group Kick It Out for keeping their punishment of John Terry secret.

Lord Herman Ouseley, chairman of Kick It Out, said that stance could damage Chelsea in the eyes of those people who had been waiting many months to see how the club handled the case.

Ouseley told the Press Association:

I believe Chelsea need to be open about the action they have taken.

A lot of people will be dissatisfied that Chelsea have not been much more up front about the standards they set and the values they have.

If they are not prepared to say, it will further damage the trust of those people who still have suspicions about Chelsea's sincerity in dealing with this matter.

I do welcome what they have said, but they need to be saying more and doing more if they are going to win back the confidence of people who have lost trust in them rather than to sit back and be silent.

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