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Chelsea’s Terry quizzed by police over racism claims

Terry interviewed over allegations he racially abused Anton Ferdinand of Queens Park Rangers in a Premier League match in October

Reuters , Tuesday 29 Nov 2011
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Terry has been questioned by police over allegations that he racially abused Anton Ferdinand during a match
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England football captain John Terry has been questioned by police investigating allegations he racially abused Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand during a match last month

The Chelsea defender, 30, has strongly denied allegations he had aimed abuse at Ferdinand, the younger brother of his long-time international team mate Rio, during an ill-tempered west London derby.

“A 30-year-old man was interviewed under caution on Friday, 25 November, he was not arrested,” said a spokesman for London’s Metropolitan Police.

“It relates to an inquiry (into an incident) that allegedly took place on Sunday, 23 October involving alleged racial abuse.”

An incident involving the two players was widely publicised after footage was shown on the Internet and an anonymous complaint was made to the police. The Football Association (FA) is also looking into the claims.

Terry has said the incident, which came during QPR’s 1-0 win, was a misunderstanding.

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