John Terry is set to continue captaining England despite the inquiries being made into his alleged racist remarks against QPR’s Anton Ferdinand.
The Chelsea defender was caught in controversy when video footage circulated the internet supposedly showing him mouthing obscenities. Although the footage is far from conclusive, it has proved enough for the Football Association to launch a thorough investigation into the matter.
The FA has revealed that although the case is incredibly sensitive, they are unwilling to exclude Terry from future matches until a decision has been made. England boss Fabio Capello is almost certain to pick the defender for the nation squads’ friendlies against Spain and Sweden next month, although Anton’s brother Rio Ferdinand is unlikely to make the cut due to poor form. Both brothers were seen together yesterday in the West End.
The urgency of the matter means that FA officials have reportedly already visited QPR to gather evidence, and they are likely to want to conclude the case before the next England squad is named on 11th November.
Fellow Chelsea defender Ashley Cole is a key witness, although reports today suggest that he will tell FA officials that he “heard nothing”. It is unclear as to whether or not Anton will claim that he heard the alleged offending remark, although it was been reported that he agreed with QPR officials to bring the FA into the matter upon seeing the video footage.
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