QPR defender Anton Ferdinand breaks silence after John Terry found guilty of using racist language towards him
Anton Ferdinand has broke his silence after John Terry was found guilty of using racist language towards him, declaring: “Footage don’t lie.”
Ferdinand took to Twitter to respond to abuse he claimed to have received on the social media site since Terry was handed a four-match ban and a £220,000 fine by an independent Football Association panel over the pair’s altercation in a match at Loftus Road almost a year ago.
The QPR defender said: “On a serious note people need to read the facts before they send stupid tweets to me with liar and grass in it. Footage don’t lie!”
Ferdinand’s tweet seemed to refer to the video footage that appeared to show Chelsea captain Terry using the words “f****** black c***” towards him during last October’s west London derby.
Terry was cleared in July by Westminster Magistrates Court of uttering the words as an insult.
But that did not prevent him being found guilty of a similar charge under FA rules on Thursday, with the FA charge relating to whether or not he had used the words at all irrespective of context.
Terry, who has always denied all charges against him, has yet to confirm whether he will appeal the verdict.