John Terry channels the Imperial ethos, a little too well. The Chelsea and England captain faces criminal charges for an alleged racist slur directed at QPR defender Anton Ferdinand during an Oct. 23 match. He has been accused of a “racially aggravated public order offense.”
Terry was caught on film calling Ferdinand a “f*cking black c*nt.” Terry’s defense was that cameras caught him aggressively denying to Ferdinand that he had called him a “f*cking black c*nt.” He was amazed that taunting Americans about 9/11, peeing in nightclubs, seducing 17-year-olds, impregnating a teammate’s girlfriend, displaying a wanton disregard for England’s disabled, allegedly accepting bribes and attempting a mid-World Cup coup might have led people to believe he could be so callous.
The English FA sent a firm message yesterday, handling a lengthy suspension to Luis Suarez. If Terry does not receive a similar punishment or worse, that message will ring hallow (and John Henry will go into a full Dan Gilbert meltdown).
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