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10-18-2012, 10:54 PM #1
Chelsea take action against Terry
Chelsea have taken confidential disciplinary action against captain John Terry over his racism case with Anton Ferdinand.
The former England captain was banned for four matches and fined 220,000 pounds by the Football Association after an independent panel ruled he had used a racist term against Ferdinand in Chelsea's visit to QPR in the Premier League last season.
Terry announced on Thursday he will not be appealing the ban.
A Chelsea statement read: "Chelsea Football Club believes John Terry has made the correct decision by not appealing against the FA judgment relating to language he used at the QPR match last October.
"Chelsea also appreciates, and supports, John's full apology for the language he used. The club firmly believes such language is not acceptable and fell below the standards expected of John as a Chelsea player.
"The Board has conducted its own investigation into the matter, and considered the various issues involved. The Board has taken further disciplinary action in addition to the four-match suspension and 220,000-pound fine imposed by the FA. In accordance with our long-standing policy, that disciplinary action will remain confidential.
"Chelsea enjoys support all over the world. We have players and supporters from many different countries and cultures and our club is committed to eradicating all forms of discriminatory behaviour. John is fully committed to continue supporting that ongoing work."
Terry will miss Saturday's visit to Tottenham, two meetings with Manchester United and a game with Swansea.