FA to decide over Terry

FA will study the findings of Terry court case

John Terry: Has been found not guilty of racist abuse

The Football Association says it has noted the not guilty verdict given to John Terry and will now conclude its own inquiries.

Chelsea captain Terry was cleared of using a racist obscenity about Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand on Friday.

Terry had been charged with a racially aggravated public order offence following a Premier League game between the two clubs at Loftus Road on 23rd October last year.

Chief magistrate Howard Riddle found the 31-year-old not guilty following a five-day trial at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

Decision

The FA now has to decide whether to open disciplinary proceedings under its rules.

The governing body can still bring charges even though Terry was found not guilty in court.

An FA spokesman said: "The FA notes the decision in the John Terry case and will now seek to conclude its own enquiries."

It is likely to be at least a week before the FA reaches a decision.

Liverpool's Luis Suarez was banned by the FA last season for racially abusing Patrice Evra but that case never went to court.

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