Under fire Chelsea defender John Terry will not appeal the four match ban and a £220,000 fine slapped on him by the English Football Association (FA) for directing a racial slur at Queens Park Rangers (QPR) defender Anton Ferdinand.
The weight of the scandal forced Terry to end his playing days at the English national team, Three Lions, and he did not just decide against appealing but also apologised for his actions at the match on Sunday October 23 2011.
-After careful consideration, I have decided not to appeal against the FA judgment.
-I want to take this opportunity to apologise to everyone for the language I used in the game against Queens Park Rangers last October. Although I'm disappointed with the FA judgment, I accept that the language I used, regardless of the context, is not acceptable on the football field or indeed in any walk of life.
- My response was below the level expected by Chelsea Football Club, and by me, and it will not happen again. Looking forward, I will continue to do my part in assisting the club to remove all types of discriminatory behaviour from football, he said in a statement through his representatives, Elite Management.