Chelsea back Terry after charge

Chelsea have reiterated their full support for captain John Terry after the Crown Prosecution Service announced that he will be charged with a racially aggravated public order offence.

The charge relates to an alleged racist comment the England defender made towards QPR’s Anton Ferdinand during the west London derby at Loftus Road on 23 October.

Terry strongly denies the charge and says he is determined to prove his innocence.

A club statement read: “Chelsea FC has always been fully supportive of John in this matter and there is no question that we will continue to be so.

“The club finds all forms of discrimination abhorrent and we are proud of the work we undertake campaigning on this important issue.”

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