John Terry of Chelsea faces a formal investigation by the British police over an alleged racist slur.
John Terry of Chelsea faces a formal investigation by the British police over an alleged racist slur. Getty Images - Jamie McDonald

Police probe Terry racism claim

POLICE have launched a formal investigation into allegations that Chelsea and England captain John Terry racially abused an opponent.

Terry was accused of directing a racial slur at Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand during Chelsea's 1-0 Premier League loss on October 23.

The Metropolitan Police said today that "this is currently being investigated'' after previously saying the case was under assessment.

Terry has said his comments were taken out of context, and denies allegations of racial abuse.


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