Rejoice amongst supporters and club officials all around the world today, as their captain and beloved heart of the club, John Terry has been cleared of the charge against him of racial abuse.
A relieved John Terry was spotted leaving court today, walking as an innocent man, and is now keen to start pre-season with Chelsea with the club set to fly out to America to face Seattle.
An exhausting drawn out court hearing that started on Monday has finally come to a close. Many pundits and players truly believing it shouldn’t have even come to court with Ashley Cole stating in court “we shouldn’t even be sat here”
At fourteen hundred hours today, Terry was acquitted of a racially-aggravated public order offence, where he was accused of using a racial slur towards QPR player Anton Ferdinand.
Alison Saunders, Chief Crown Prosecutor for London said: “The very serious allegation at the heart of this case was one of racial abuse. It was our view that this was not “banter” on the football pitch and that the allegation should be judged by a court.
“The Chief Magistrate agreed that Mr Terry had a case to answer, but having heard all of the evidence he acquitted Mr Terry of a racially aggravated offence. That is justice being done and we respect the Chief Magistrate’s decision.”
So with his name cleared, captain fantastic can now get back to doing what he does best, putting up a ten story building in front of Petr Cech and guiding his Chelsea team to another successful season.
JT – Captain, Leader, Legend
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