He slammed his old employers for taking almost a year to find Chelsea’s skipper guilty of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand.
Eriksson, who repeatedly picked Terry during his five years as Three Lions boss, insists the centre-back is not a racist.
Eriksson said: “It is obvious John should be punished if he’s expressed himself so inappropriately.
“But I refuse to believe he is a racist. What makes me upset is the FA punishment has come after a year.
“I honestly think the FA — and civil courts — have handled it in a miserable way.”