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FA Explain Why They Above The Law Of The Land
The 14 numpties of the FA (who decided John Terry was guilty before facing his court case) had to justify themselves.
So rather than offer their resignation, because Terry was found NOT GUILTY by the law of the land ... they held their own kangaroo court to prove he WAS guilty.
John Terry's defence that he had not racially insulted QPR defender Anton Ferdinand was "improbable, implausible and contrived", according to the commission who banned the Chelsea skipper for four matches. The Football Association said there was "no credible basis" for Terry's claim he had only been repeating words he thought Ferdinand had accused him of saying.
In their full written reasons for the four-match ban, the commission said they were satisfied the words "f***ing black c***" were intended as an insult by Terry. He now has two weeks in which to appeal.
The commission also stated: "There are further aspects of Mr Terry's defence that the commission finds improbable, implausible and contrived, and which serve to underline and reinforce our decision.
"The commission is quite satisfied, on the balance of probabilities, that there is no credible basis for Mr Terry's defence that his use of the words 'f****** black c***' were directed at Mr Ferdinand by way of forceful rejection and/or inquiry.
"Instead, we are quite satisfied, and find on the balance of probabilities, that the offending words were said by way of insult.
"We are able to arrive at that decision without needing to make any adverse findings against Mr Terry arising out of his decision not to give evidence.
"Accordingly, the commission finds that there is 'clear and convincing' evidence.
"It is accepted by everyone involved in the criminal and disciplinary proceedings that Mr Terry is not a racist.
"The victim impact statement of Mr Ferdinand makes it plain that he has been badly affected by the incident. He has been the subject of hateful abuse and adverse comments, but has acted with restraint and dignity."
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