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Chelsea skipper Terry explains not appealing FA ban

Chelsea captain John Terry has explained why he won't be appealing his four-match FA ban.

Terry has decided not to appeal against a four-match ban and fine of £220,000 for racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.

He had until 6pm on Thursday evening to contest the sanction issued by an independent Football Association regulatory commission.

In a statement released via his representatives Elite Management, Terry said: "After careful consideration, I have decided not to appeal against the FA judgment.

"I want to take this opportunity to apologise to everyone for the language I used in the game against Queens Park Rangers last October.

"Although I'm disappointed with the FA judgment, I accept that the language I used, regardless of the context, is not acceptable on the football field or indeed in any walk of life."

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