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Mourinho insists Terry 'is not a racist'

Published on Sep 28, 2012 8:32 PM
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Chelsea's John Terry, (right), celebrates the goal of Victor Moses (not pictured) during the third round English League Cup football match between Chelsea and the Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge, London on Sept 25, 2012. Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho leapt to the defence of John Terry on Thursday, insisting the controversial defender is not a racist. -- PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho leapt to the defence of John Terry on Thursday, insisting the controversial defender is not a racist.

Terry was handed a four-match ban by the English Football Association (FA) and fined £220,000 (S$440,000) after being found guilty of racially abusing Queens Park Rangers' Anton Ferdinand.

The 31-year-old has 14 days from receiving the written reasons for the decision to lodge an appeal against a decision relating to an incident that took place during Chelsea's match away to QPR at Loftus Road on October 23 last year.

"He is not a racist," said Mourinho, who coached Terry at Chelsea from 2004 to 2007.

 
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