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."