Terry charged with making racist comments
This wouldn’t be the first time that Chelsea’s John Terry pissed someone off and I can promise it won’t be the last. This time, he’s facing criminal charges over an alleged racist rant directed at QPR’s Anton Ferdinand.
“I have today advised the Metropolitan Police Service that John Terry should be prosecuted for a racially aggravated public order offence following comments allegedly made during a Premier League football match between Queen’s Park Rangers and Chelsea,” said Alison Saunders, the Chief Crown Prosecutor for London.
Surprisingly, Terry said he didn’t do it.
“I am disappointed with the decision to charge me and hope to be given the chance to clear my name as quickly as possible,” Terry said in response to the charges. “I have never aimed a racist remark at anyone and count people from all races and creeds among my closest friends.”
Hey! He has black friends!
“I will fight tooth and nail to prove my innocence,” he continued. “I have campaigned against racism and believe there is no place for it in society.”
Photo Caption: “See?! Would a racist slap hands with a darkie? No way! Look! I hate racism!”
So, what did he say? Well, he’s alleged to have called Ferdinand a (we’ll spell it out for you guys because we love you so much) “fucking black cunt.”
Not terribly creative, but he got his point across.
So, if you haven’t figured it out already, it’s illegal in the United Kingdom to make racist comments. The maximum punishment in Terry’s case is a 2,500 pounds (I couldn’t find the key on the keyboard to make the pound sign).