Friday 15 December 2017

John Terry advised to steer clear of questions about police investigation into racial abuse by FA

John Terry has been told by the FA not to answer questions about the police investigation into his alleged racist comments when he performs the England captain’s pre-match media duties on Monday.

Tight-lipped: John Terry will face the media today ahead of England's friendly against Sweden. Photo: PA
Tight-lipped: John Terry will face the media today ahead of England's friendly against Sweden. Photo: PA

Henry Winter

JOHN Terry has been told by the FA not to answer questions about the police investigation into his alleged racist comments when he performs the England captain’s pre-match media duties on Monday.

The FA is aware of the Met’s unease about Terry talking and will warn the media before Terry’s press conference that any questions about the investigation and related topics are out of bounds.



The Chelsea defender has been accused of racially abusing QPR’s Anton Ferdinand, a claim he strenuously denies.



England’s manager, Fabio Capello, who has twice voiced his support for Terry in the past 10 days, will also not be taking any questions on the subject. The police have emphasized to the FA they want no discussion of the alleged incident.



Capello and Terry will be talking after training on Monday ahead of Tuesday's international friendly with Sweden at Wembley. Terry, who partners Gary Cahill in defence, will be up against Zlatan Ibrahimovic.



“Ibrahimovic is a really good player who can decide a top-level game in a single moment,’’ said Capello. “I bought him as Juventus manager and for this reason I know how important he is for Sweden and what a real danger he is for every opponent.’’

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