Police begin Terry race investigation

THE METROPOLITAN Police have launched a formal investigation into allegations Chelsea skipper John Terry racially abused Anton Ferdinand after spending a week assessing a complaint from a member of the public.

The move means the Football Association’s own investigation into the incident, which is alleged to have taken place during QPR’s win over Chelsea last month, cannot be completed until the outcome of the police probe. Terry has denied racially abusing Ferdinand, insisting his own response was actually a denial and not racist in any way.