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This is going to be fun
There is speculation that this might affect Cole's England careers as well
Terry conflicts me but I completely and unashamedly love Ashley Cole
and then throw their toys out when he offers an opinion on them.
And Ashley Cole has thrown all his toys out of the pram when they found out.
Up there with your 'Terry gets favourable treatment from tabloid journalists' heights.
I thought I was gonna get out of this thread without being sardonically thised :(
The people at the FA are some of the dumbest half-wits one could find anywhere.
Bernstein - moronic PR guy
Brooking - gibbering cockney twerp
Great bunch o' twats.
The FA: Out of touch
Terry: Not a racist, just an arrogant shit
Cole: Just an arrogant shit
At least it might take the focus off of Roy Hodgson discussing international team selection with Joe Public on the tube.
it doesn't really matter what the context was, or what the courts decided about intent etc, the fact of the matter is that the sort of foul and abusive language used in the incident doesn't belong in football and that England's Brave John Terry Lionhearted Leader of Men should know better. He could then have been given his ban without the FA looking like they were contradicting the courts decision and JT could have held his hands up admitted that while it was in the heat of the moment he now realises that while no racism was meant that that sort of talk doesn't belong in the game, accepted his punishment and served his ban like a man.
and then all the pundits would say, well done Brave John Terry for accepting that saying those things are wrong, well done the FA for being seen to be doing something about foul and abusive language in the game. Decision made, ban served, everyone pats themselves on the back and never mentions it again.
Terry's lack of contrition and respect for his position as England captain are my biggest bones of contention. His inability to admit to having done anything wrong demonstrates either a serious character flaw or a monumental arrogance
To apologise now or admit any wrongdoing would totally contradict the statements he made in a court of law, and could be considered perjury, no?
If he admits to the FA charge and apologises he's not perjuring himself. His argument in court about the intent of what he (admitted) he said was that he was just repeating it back as a question.
From the FA report: "The commission is quite satisfied that there is no credible basis for Mr Terry's defence that his use of the words were directed at 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." I know people have harped on quite a bit about the FA only being interested in the words used, but from reading their report (and from using my own common sense), if they'd believed Terry was repeating words Anton had used, they wouldn't have charged him. Unless Terry admits he *wasn't* just repeating what he thought Anton had said, what is there to apologise for?
"I had just finished training and saw the captions on the TV screens in the treatment rooms about what was said in the FA commission ruling about me.
I was really upset and tweeted my feelings in the heat of the moment. I apologise unreservedly for my comment about the FA."
Don't know why he bothered, tbh.
The PR departments of football clubs must be littered with broken press officers, just constantly refreshing Twitter and weeping softly as they wait for one of their players to make a twat out of himself.
It's Twitter. Why does everyone still take it seriously?
thus it's become important
The FA are braindead and should be treated with the contempt they deserve
Didn't the FA find him guilty?