Chelsea captain John Terry has been banned for four games after being found guilty of racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.
Terry was acquitted of abusing Ferdinand by Westminster Magistrates’ Court in July, but the FA’s disciplinary committee announced that the 31-year-old was guilty of abusing Ferdinand on the balance of probabilities, rather than beyond reasonable doubt.
He was also fined 220,000 pounds.
The offence took place at Loftus Road in October 2011, when Terry and Ferdinand became involved in an on-pitch altercation during QPR’s 1-0 win over Chelsea.
The Blues star announced his retirement from international football with England on the eve of his FA hearing after stating that the governing body had made his position within the side untenable by pursuing the case against him.
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