John Terry To Face Prosecution

England and Chelsea captain John Terry will be charged with racially abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand, the Crown Prosecution Service confirmed on Wednesday. Terry, who has denied the allegations against him stemming from an incident during Chelsea’s Premier League match at Loftus Road in October, will appear at West London Magistrates’ Court on February 1. Alison Saunders, Chief Crown Prosecutor for London said: “I have today advised the…

December 21, 2011

Chelsea To Investigate Racism Claims

Chelsea are investigating a complaint that forward Daniel Sturridge was racially abused by a fan during the Champions League clash at Genk. The complaint has been made by an executive club member, with the fan insisting another loudly labeled Sturridge a ‘monkey’ as the forward was preparing to come on as a substitute during Chelsea’s meeting with Genk at Cristal Arena on November 1. Chelsea are already probing, in partnership…

November 15, 2011

Frank Lampard: Terry Is Not A Racist

Frank Lampard has launched a strong defence of England skipper and Chelsea team-mate John Terry, insisting: “He is not a racist.” Terry has been in the spotlight since he was alleged to have racially abused QPR defender Anton Ferdinand three weeks ago, an allegation which is now the subject of a Metropolitan Police investigation. Lampard will lead his country against world and European champions Spain in Saturday’s friendly at Wembley…

November 12, 2011

Chelsea Facing More Challenges

Chelsea have become embroiled in more controversy after their fans taunted Anton Ferdinand during their Champions League game at Genk. Blues supporters sang ‘Anton Ferdinand, you know what you are’ in an apparent show of support for John Terry, who faces a police investigation into claims he racially abused the QPR defender during October’s west London derby. However, a Chelsea spokesman said: “It was wholly inappropriate and we don’t condone…

November 2, 2011

Villas-Boas Dedicates Victory To John Terry

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas dedicated his team’s Carling Cup victory over Everton to under-fire club captain John Terry. Terry had been accused by Anton Ferdinand of making racist comments during Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Queens Park Rangers in the English Premier League on Sunday. The centre-back was left out of the Chelsea team that travelled to face Everton in the fourth round of the Carling Cup on Wednesday. Villas-Boas claimed…

October 27, 2011