Former England coach Sven Goran Eriksson has slammed the FA over their ban for Chelsea captain John Terry.
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."