Terry Trial: Abuse or Sarcasm?

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The Chelsea captain, John Terry, has denied racially abusing Queens Park Rangers's Anton Ferdinand, admitting that he used racist and offensive language but arguing that he only did so "sarcastically".

Terry, 31, shouted "fuck off, fuck off ... fucking black cunt, fucking knobhead", at Ferdinand, 27, after being "goaded" by the QPR defender over an alleged affair with a "team-mate's missus", during the heated incident at Loftus Road, Westminster magistrates court heard.

Terry did not deny using the racist language during the match on 23 October 2011, which was shown...

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