John Terry has today been found guilty of racial abuse toward Anton Ferdinand despite being cleared of such an offence in a court of law. Terry was found to have used ‘abusive language’ towards the QPR man which ‘included a reference to colour and/or race’.
Here is the some Twitter reaction to the decision …
Piers Morgan @piersmorgan Not quite sure why Terry gets just a 4-match ban for worse racist abuse than Suarez, who got an 8-match ban?
Joseph Barton @Joey7Barton 4 games? A years worth of investigation, a four day FA hearing and only a 4 game ban? Suarez got 8 didn't he? WTF's going on...
Well I think that proves a lot. What an absolute farce. 12 games for violent conduct and only 4 for that. FA should be embarrassed #shambles
Gary Lineker @GaryLineker The FA find John Terry guilty and give him a 4 match ban and 220K fine. Just one game more than a regular red card?
Stan Collymore @StanCollymore 12 Barton handbags. 8 Suarez racism 4 Terry racism FA. Inept.
Paul Hayward @_PaulHayward And when the John Terry news has passed, the FA and Premier League might want to look at the way footballers converse in games? It's a swamp
What do you think of the charge? Is it fair, is JT the subject of a witch-hunt or has he got off lightly?