Football's governing authorities are under pressure from
black players to take action against the sacked England captain John Terry
despite his acquittal yesterday.
The 31-year-old was acquitted of a racially aggravated public order offence by the Chief Magistrate Howard Riddle at Westminster magistrates' court.
There was an instant backlash against the verdict among black players who cry foul of the ruling and defy the Football Association to charge Terry for bringing English football into disrepute.
-May as well go rob a bank and when I get caught just say was only banter. Cameron Jerome, a black footballer at Stoke City, tweeted.
The wrong result would have wrecked Terry's England career and potentially cost him a fortune in lost sponsorship deals.
The FA announced on Friday 13 July, that it would conclude its own enquiries into the matter.