Oct 18 2012 By Cheryl Mullin
JOHN Terry has decided not to appeal against a four-match ban and £220,000 fine for racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.
The Chelsea captain had until 6pm this evening to contest the sanction issued by an independent Football Association regulatory commission.
However, in a statement released via his representatives Elite Management, Terry said: “After careful consideration, I have decided not to appeal against the FA judgment.
“I want to take this opportunity to apologise to everyone for the language I used in the game against Queens Park Rangers last October.
“Although I’m disappointed with the FA judgment, I accept that the language I used, regardless of the context, is not acceptable on the football field or indeed in any walk of life.”