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Chelsea skipper Terry denies FA charge for racial abuse

Chelsea captain John Terry has denied his charge regarding racial abuse towards QPR's Anton Ferdinand.

The Blues defender was charged by the Football Association for alleged racist comments made towards Ferdinand in a match at Loftus Road in October last year despite being cleared of a racially aggravated public order offence by the Westminster Magistrates Court.

The FA decided to continue the inquiry by charging Terry but the former England skipper has vehemently denied any wrongdoing in the incident.

"John Terry has today [Friday 3 August 2012] denied an FA charge of using abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour, which included a reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race, towards Queens Park Rangers' Anton Ferdinand," read an FA statement.

"The Chelsea player has requested a personal hearing, the date of which will be set in due course. During this period John Terry remains available to play for England.

"The FA will make no further comment during this time."

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