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Foul play by FA over John Terry tribunal
Chelsea footballer John Terry has, not surprisingly, decided to retire from International football and will not play for England again. In July of 2012 he was acquitted in a court of law of racially abusing another footballer.
His alleged crime was committed in October 2011. Now the English FA have brought the same allegations against Terry in their own FA tribunal, where it appears to me that they are acting both as judge and jury. How can this be either fair or right?
If you look at most of the cases where the FA charge (accuse) someone of doing something wrong or that displeases the FA, the vast majority of the “accused” are found “guilty”. John Terry is no saint, but as a human being and as one of the very few talented players England has, surely he deserves decent and reasonable treatment.
I fail to see what the FA and football in general will gain from this.
David Quarrie, Lynden Way, Holgate , York.
• Under pressure John Terry has resigned from the England team.
In fact he has been hounded out of the job he has been doing so magnificently over many years.
He is furious that the FA are pursuing their case when he has already been cleared by a court in July.
I for one hope he doesn’t get a stiff sentence.
Let the FA show some common sense.
Tom Mitchell, Mendip Close, Huntington , York