September 27th, 2012

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Breaking News: John Terry is a Racist

John Terry verdict: FA find Chelsea captain guilty over racism charge
• Terry banned for four games, fined £220,000
• Found guilty of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand

The FA's disciplinary hearing has found John Terry guilty of a charge that he directed abusive language with racial connotations at QPR's Anton Ferdinand last October.

The independent regulatory commission delivered its verdict on Thursday after a four-day hearing, banning Terry for four games and fining him £220,000.

Terry, who was cleared of a racially aggravated public order offence at Westminster magistrates' court in July over the same incident, categorically denied the FA charge. He has the right to appeal the FA ruling within 14 days.

An FA statement said: "The penalty is suspended until after the outcome of any appeal, or the time for appealing expires, or should Mr Terry decide not to appeal. The reason for this is to ensure that the penalty does not take effect before any appeal so that Mr Terry has an effective right of appeal."

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