Chelsea captain John Terry has officially denied FA charges
over racial flare-up with Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand.
The QPR defender however, has not been charged by the FA for his role in the incident when they passed the charges on Terry on Friday 27 July.
-After seeking advice from an external Independent QC, and having considered the evidence and Magistrates' Court decision in the John Terry case, The FA has today charged the Chelsea player following an alleged incident that occurred during the Queens Park Rangers versus Chelsea fixture at Loftus Road on October 23, 2011. The FA statement read in part.
The charge against Terry comes weeks after the Chelsea captain had been acquitted of the charges in Westminster Magistrates court.
Bringing game to disrepute
According to a statement on the Chelsea website, Terry had denied charges and would request the opportunity for a personal hearing
However, that is now not going to be possible as he faces a lengthy ban if found guilty of an FA hearing where the burden of proof is lower than that of a criminal trial. A guilty verdict for bringing the game into disrepute and expressing racially inflammatory comments would likely carry a heavy penalty.