Terry trial to begin
Chelsea captain in court
Last Updated: July 9, 2012 9:52am
John Terry: Will be in court on Monday
Chelsea captain John Terry will go on trial on Monday accused of racially abusing fellow footballer Anton Ferdinand.
Terry, 31, was charged with a racially-aggravated public order offence after allegedly shouting an offensive comment at Ferdinand during a Premier League match on 23rd October last year.
The comment was allegedly made, and seemingly caught on footage, to the Queens Park Rangers defender when the two teams met at Loftus Road.
Terry's lawyer entered a not guilty plea on his behalf at London's Westminster Magistrates' Court in February.
His trial was delayed until after the Euro 2012 championships after District Judge Howard Riddle heard that a number of other Chelsea players would not be able to appear as witnesses until the end of the football season.
Terry, who faces a maximum fine of £2,500 if convicted, will go on trial at the court from 10am.
The case is expected to last for five days.