Police have launched an investigation into Anton Ferdinand’s allegations that John Terry offended him with a racial remark during the Chelsea – Arsenal game.
The Metropolitan Police started looking into this incident after a member of the public made an official complaint and presented a video of the conflict.
The Football Association has started its own investigation after Anton Ferdinand reported the incident to the governing body of football in England. However, the FA will be careful not to hinder the police investigation.
The Jamaican-English footballer who plays as a defender said that he would avoid giving statements until the investigation was over. But he reposted anti-racism messages on his Twitter account.
Terry, 30, who has not been handed charges by the FA claims that the QPR footballer took the alleged comments out of context.
Terry was benched for Chelsea’s 1-1 away draw with Racing Genk. England manager Fabio Capello will have to make a difficult decision by Sunday – whether to select Terry for the future exhibition matches against Spain and Sweden.
Chelsea’s captain has been involved in many scandals – he was fined by the West London club when he and his teammates verbally abused a few Americans the day after September 11, 2001 and supposedly had an affair with Wayne Bridge’s ex-girlfriend.