Police investigate Terry racism claim

AP, Tuesday 25 Oct 2011

Police say they are investigating claims that Chelsea captain John Terry racially abused Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand during a Premier League match Sunday

John Terry

After receiving a complaint from the member of the public after Sunday’s match between the west London clubs, the Metropolitan police say Tuesday in a statement that it “is currently being assessed by officers.”

Terry has denied claims he directed a racial slur at Ferdinand during Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat in an ill-tempered game at Loftus Road.

The 30-year-old England captain said Sunday that “people have leapt to the wrong conclusions about the context of what I was seen to be saying” on video clips that circulated on the internet after the match.

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