John Terry has firmly denied making a racist slur against Anton Ferdinand during Chelsea’s west London derby defeat at QPR.
QPR will meet with Anton Ferdinand on Tuesday to discuss reports he was subject to an alleged racist slur by the Chelsea captain.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.
“I am the proud captain of one of the most internationally diverse teams in the Premier League and I absolutely believe that there is no place for racism in sport and indeed in any walk of life.”“Anton has not accused me of any wrongful remark.”
QPR declined to comment when approached on the matter.