John Terry charged over alleged racist comments
England captain John Terry will face a charge of using racist language, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) says.
Terry is alleged to have used racist language towards Queens Park Rangers’ Anton Ferdinand, during Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat at Loftus Road on 23 October.
The Chelsea captain was questioned under caution by police in November and a file on the matter was sent to the CPS at the beginning of December.
The 30-year-old has denied making racist comments.
Alison Saunders, chief crown prosecutor for London, said: “I have today advised the Metropolitan Police that John Terry should be prosecuted for a racially aggravated public order offence following comments allegedly made during a football match between Queen’s Park Rangers and Chelsea on 23 October.
“The decision was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors and, after careful consideration of all the evidence, I am satisfied there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction and it is in the public interest to prosecute this case.”
Mr Terry is due to appear before West London Magistrates’ Court on 1 February.
From BBC News