John Terry insisted he had no qualms about "fronting up" at an England media briefing despite the ongoing investigation into racism allegations levelled against him.
The England captain strenuously denies he abused Anton Ferdinand during a game between Chelsea and QPR at Loftus Road last month. but with Metropolitan Police and Football Association inquiries continuing, he was prevented from discussing the matter at the Grove Hotel in Watford.
The 30-year-old could easily have swerved traditional eve-of-match engagement, but he told the press conference: "It is about being captain and coming out and facing up to it. It is a very proud thing for me to be England captain and come out here and see you guys (the media). The easy thing to do would be to step away from it. But I am here, fronting it up and dealing with it."
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