Footballer John Terry has won one of the biggest battles of his sporting life after being cleared of hurling racial abuse at another player.

The wrong result would have wrecked the Chelsea defender's England career, destroyed his reputation and potentially cost him a fortune in sponsorship and other deals.

But instead, he walked out of Westminster Magistrates' Court with a not-guilty verdict, though without the full backing of some footballing figures.

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