In the day 3 of the John Terry trial over alleged racial comments against QPR defender, Anton Ferdinand, the former
England skipper’s legal team read out a
statement prepared for and signed by 17 members of ’s first-team squad to say they have
never heard him use racist language. But Nigerian International, John Obi Mikel
who plays alongside Terry in the Chelsea
setup did not sign the document. Others who were not signatories were Didier
Drogba, Nicolas Anelka and Alex, Florent Malouda, Gary Cahill and Josh
Meanwhile, Chief Magistrate Howard Riddle has delivered his verdict on the case after a five-day trial at Westminster Magistrates Court in
He said the case was not about "whether Mr Terry is a racist in the broadest sense of the word", telling the court he had heard "a great deal of evidence to show that he is not".
"It is understandable why Mr Terry wants to make this point - his reputation is at stake," he said.
|John Terry arriving the court premises