Metropolitan Police Investigating Racism Allegation At A Soccer Match

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London’s Metropolitan Police are “assessing evidence” following claims Chelsea FC’s John Terry “shouted racial abuse” at Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand, according to the BBC.The two teams met Oct. 23 at Loftus Road. Terry, who also captains England’s national team, allegedly used racist language during the match.

Some viewers even claimed video replays captured the outburst.

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has stood behind his defender, saying the two players spoke after the game, resolving the issue.

“For us, it was end of story,” he said in separate BBC article. “It’s just a big misunderstanding and something blown out of proportion.”

Terry stressed his innocence after the Blue’s loss, saying the incident was a “misunderstanding,” and people “have leapt to the wrong conclusions.”

Ferdinand has yet to give a full account of his side story, saying that while he has “very strong feelings on the matter,” he doesn’t want to prejudice the FA’s investigation.

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