Anton speaks out after Terry ban

BY foxsports • September 28, 2012

Anton Ferdinand has broken his silence after John Terry was found guilty of using racist language towards him, declaring: "Footage don't lie."

Ferdinand took to Twitter to respond to abuse he claimed to have received on the social media site since Terry was handed a four-match ban and a ?220,000 fine by an independent Football Association panel over the pair's altercation in a match at Loftus Road almost a year ago.

The QPR defender tweeted: "On a serious note people need 2 read the facts before they send stupid tweets 2 me with liar and grass in it footage don't lie."

(Please note strong language in first paragraph) Ferdinand's tweet seemed to refer to the video footage that appeared to show Chelsea captain Terry using the words "f****** black c***" towards him during last October's west London derby.

Terry was cleared in July by Westminster Magistrates Court of uttering the words as an insult.

But that did not prevent him being found guilty of a similar charge under FA rules, with the FA charge relating to whether or not he had used the words at all irrespective of context.

Terry, who has always denied all charges against him, was still deciding on Friday whether to appeal that verdict.