Chelsea skipper John Terry has been forced to call in police over a YouTube video hoax. The Daily Mail says Terry was forced to call in the police to clear his name after a doctored recording of his voice uttering racist comments was posted on the internet.

Terry was stunned when the recording of a heated mobile phone call from 2003 appeared on YouTube 48 hours ago.

The clip was presented as evidence of racist behaviour, and the posting included comments attacking the Chelsea captain.

The recording included the same racist phrase Terry is accused of shouting towards Anton Ferdinand in his side's Barclays Premier League game against QPR.

It has since been removed after the intervention of Essex police.