Chelsea have taken disciplinary action against John Terry after he was found guilty of racial abuse by the Football Association but say the internal sanctions 'will remain confidential'.
Terry announced on Thursday he would not appeal his four-game ban and £220,000 fine for racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand and issued an apology for the language used.
Terry has not however apologised directly to Ferdinand.
Chelsea have released a statement on their official website branding Terry's choice the "correct decision" and revealing they have taken action against the centre-back as a club.
The statement read: "Chelsea Football Club believes John Terry has made the correct decision by not appealing against the FA judgment relating to language he used at the QPR match last October.
"Chelsea also appreciates, and supports, John's full apology for the language he used. The club firmly believes such language is not acceptable and fell below the standards expected of John as a Chelsea player.
"The board has conducted its own investigation into the matter, and considered the various issues involved. The board has taken further disciplinary action in addition to the four-match suspension and £220,000 fine imposed by the FA. In accordance with our long-standing policy, that disciplinary action will remain confidential."
Terry will miss Saturday's Premier League game with Tottenham, the clash with Manchester United on 28th October and the Capital One Cup tie with Sir Alex Ferguson's side three days later, as well as the Blues' trip to Swansea on 3rd November.
Chelsea's statement continued: "Chelsea enjoys support all over the world. We have players and supporters from many different countries and cultures and our club is committed to eradicating all forms of discriminatory behaviour. John is fully committed to continue supporting that ongoing work."