Ex-Chelsea boss Grant: Nobody believes Terry racist

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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