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Old September 27, 2012, 11:33 PM
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^^ FA didnt charge him for Racism. To quote the Guardian Article ,

Terry, like Suárez, was charged with a breach of the FA's Rule E3(2) which states that football people should not use "abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour". The rule states that if such abuse includes "reference to a person's ethnic origin, colour or race", the panel can consider doubling the penalty it would have imposed had that "aggravating factor" not been present. The panel in the Suárez case specifically said that a four-game ban "is the entry-point" for breaches of E3(2) and it did double that minimum penalty to "reflect the gravity of the misconduct".

The fact that Terry has been sanctioned with the minimum penalty suggests that the panel in his case, despite finding him guilty, did not find the reference to Ferdinand's colour or race an aggravating factor such that it would double the ban. The apparently more severe fine, £220,000 for Terry, when Suárez was hit for £40,000, is explained by the fact that regulatory panels take into account a player's weekly wage.
FA is a laughing stock with utterly flawed procedures.English Criminal court not good enough for them. He cant go to the CAS unless he first appeals to the FA , but should he appeal to the FA, then it's own rules do not permit him to go to the CAS.

and NO ! Rio Ferdinand is still not getting his place back in the England team.
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