Former Football Association chairman Lord Triesman has welcomed the decision to strip John Terry of the England captaincy while he is facing allegations of racist abuse, insisting it is the same sanction any other public figure would face.

FA chairman David Bernstein called Terry on Friday morning to inform him of the board's decision, which came 48 hours after it was confirmed his trial for allegedly racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand would be held on July 9, after Euro 2012. Terry denies the charge.

"I think the decision was inevitable and I'm very pleased and a bit relieved David Bernstein has taken that decision," Triesman told Radio Five Live's Sportsweek.

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