19 Oct 2012

Terry decides not to appeal

6:10 am on 19 October 2012

The former England football captain John Terry has decided not to appeal against his four-game ban for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand and has issued an apology for his actions.

The Chelsea captain, who will miss the club's next four domestic matches, says he wants to apologise to everyone for the language he used in the game.

An independent Football Association panel found Terry guilty of racially abusing the QPR defender during a game at Loftus Road in October last year.

Terry has been disciplined by Chelsea.

However the club is keeping the details of its action confidential.

Terry was also fined half a million dollars by the FA.