John Terry will fight any charge over ‘racial slur’ against former Sunderland defender Ferdinand

Chelsea captain John Terry (right) speaking with QPR's Anton Ferdinand.
Chelsea captain John Terry (right) speaking with QPR's Anton Ferdinand.
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JOHN Terry has released a statement after the Crown Prosecution Service announced they had authorised prosecution of the England and Chelsea captain with a racially aggravated public order offence relating to alleged remarks to QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.

Here is the Terry's statement in full:

"I am disappointed with the decision to charge me and hope to be given the chance to clear my name as quickly as possible.

"I have never aimed a racist remark at anyone and count people from all races and creeds among my closest friends.

"I will fight tooth and nail to prove my innocence. I have campaigned against racism and believe there is no place for it in society."