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txtebow
07-14-2012, 07:40 AM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/chelsea/9397889/Element-of-doubt-enough-to-save-John-Terry-as-Chelsea-captain-is-cleared-of-racially-abusing-Anton-Ferdinand.html


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The offending words were caught on camera and broadcast live to millions of viewers across the world from Loftus Road, where Chelsea were losing a Premier League game 1-0 to Queens Park Rangers.


John Terry not guilty: latest news and reaction


But almost the instant the phrase left his mouth, Terry claimed to his team-mate Ashley Cole that Ferdinand had said it first, falsely accusing the Chelsea captain of racially abusing him.


In his judgment Chief Magistrate Howard Riddle seemed to reject Terry’s explanation. “It is inherently unlikely that [Ferdinand] should firstly accuse Terry of calling him [those words], then shortly after the match completely deny that he had made such a comment, and then maintain that false account throughout the police investigation and throughout this trial”, wrote Riddle. “There is no history of animosity between the two men. The supposed motivation is slight.”
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txtebow
07-14-2012, 07:41 AM
A criminal trial for TRASH TALK during a Soccer game..........don't the British have larger concwerns? Like the cultural invasion of third world Muslims into the once great land of the Brits?? and a faltering economy?..............sad. Self flagellation is an art form in Europe.......

The Joker
07-14-2012, 08:00 AM
Big difference between racism and trash talk.

Football in Europe had huge issues with racism in the 80's, I'm glad that any hint of it is dealt with seriously.

RhymesayersDU
07-14-2012, 08:08 AM
STOP STRETCHING THE BOARD.

cmhargrove
07-14-2012, 08:38 AM
Wrong football dude.

extralife
07-14-2012, 03:33 PM
Like the cultural invasion of third world Muslims into the once great land of the Brits??

someone just wanted a platform to be a moron

bro, if you want a place on the internet to spout racist paranoia at a mirror, you won't have to look hard.

txtebow
07-14-2012, 08:54 PM
Racist paranoia? That is the very essence of the charges brought in this case.... You mental midget.

Dedhed
07-14-2012, 08:59 PM
Big difference between racism and trash talk.

Football in Europe had huge issues with racism in the 80's, I'm glad that any hint of it is dealt with seriously.

This. There is a chasm between trash talk and genuine bigotry.

fontaine
07-15-2012, 05:37 AM
A criminal trial for TRASH TALK during a Soccer game..........don't the British have larger concwerns? Like the cultural invasion of third world Muslims into the once great land of the Brits?? and a faltering economy?..............sad. Self flagellation is an art form in Europe.......

See what you did wrong there?

txtebow
07-15-2012, 06:28 AM
See what you did wrong there?

Once great..... Because they were.... Prior to ww2 London was the financial capital of the world.