Terry will have to face trial for the racial obscenity against Ferdinand

The 31-year old Chelsea and England footballer John Terry is charged of having called names on Anton Ferdinand during a game in Loftus Road last October.

The trial is set to last five days and is going to take place in Westminster Magistrates’ Court. John Terry, according to his lawyer, could receive a fine of 2,500 pounds. However, in the same time they say that Terry started saying thing to Ferdinand but he could not understand that it was a joke and nothing more.

Ferdinand’s lawyers say that he was: “demonstrating hostility based on Mr Ferdinand’s membership of a racial group. They were uttered by the defendant in response to goading by Mr Ferdinand on the issue of his extra-marital affair, rather than by way of exaggerated and instant querying of a perceived false allegation”.

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