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I am not a racist, claims sad John Terry

By Robert Jones

John Terry has categorically denied making a racist slur against Anton Ferdinand during Chelsea's west London derby defeat at QPR.

Videos have circulated on the internet in the aftermath of yesterday's Barclays Premier League match at Loftus Road, with some claiming the footage shows Blues captain Terry insulting Rangers defender Ferdinand using racist language.

But Terry said in a statement: “I've seen that there's a lot of comments on the internet with regards to some video footage of me in the game.

“I'm disappointed that people have leapt to the wrong conclusions about the context of what I was seen to be saying to Anton Ferdinand.

“I thought Anton was accusing me of using a racist slur against him. I responded aggressively, saying that I never used that term.

“I would never say such a thing, and I'm saddened that people would think so.

“Anton has not accused me of any wrongful remark.”

QPR declined to comment when approached on the matter.

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