Ex-Chelsea boss Grant: Nobody believes Terry racist

Former Chelsea boss Avram Grant has come to the defence of John Terry.

Former Chelsea boss Avram Grant has come to the defence of John Terry.

The 31-year-old central defender was cleared of racially abusing fellow defender Ferdinand in court last July. The FA investigation, however, followed the criminal proceedings.

"Nobody thinks that John Terry is a racist, so the FA need to leave it," Grant, who coached Chelsea from 2007-2008, told the Telegraph.

"John likes to fight and he's very passionate about the national team so I was surprised. But he's not a child – he knows what he's doing. One thing I must say about JT is that he's not a racist, that's for sure. He's a good man."

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