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Published on Sep 25, 2012
 

Terry and Ferdinand meet at disciplinary hearing

 
 

LONDON (AFP) - John Terry and Anton Ferdinand met at Wembley as the Chelsea captain's Football Association disciplinary hearing over allegations he racially abused the Queens Park Rangers (QPR) defender started on Monday.

Ferdinand gave evidence to the independent panel at the hearing, with Terry in attendance to hear the case against him.

Central defender Terry, who dramatically announced his retirement from international football on Sunday, effectively accused the Football Association (FA) of forcing his hand after the governing body pressed on with charges that he racially abused Ferdinand in October.

Terry, who has always denied using a racist slur against his opponent, was found not guilty in a criminal case relating to the incident in a London court in July.