Racism charge sees Terry stripped of England captaincy

AFP, Friday 3 Feb 2012

John Terry has been axed as captain of England but the player will still be available for selection to the national team, the English Football Association confirmed Friday

John Terry

In a statement following widespread media reports that Terry had been sacked, the FA said the Chelsea defender was being removed "in the interests of all parties" and that manager Fabio Capello had not been involved in the decision.

"Following the decision to adjourn the court case against John Terry to July, the Football Association confirm he will not captain the England team until the allegations against him are resolved," a statement said.

Terry has denied charges that he racially abused QPR defender Anton Ferdinand during a match in October last year.

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