Terry to face race trial in July


England football captain John Terry will not face trial for allegedly racially abusing Anton Ferdinand until after the Euro 2012 championships.

The Chelsea defender did not attend the first hearing in the case at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London, but his barrister, George Carter-Stephenson QC, entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

Terry, 31, is accused of a racially aggravated public order offence over video footage which appears to show him shout an offensive comment at Queens Park Rangers defender Ferdinand during a Premier League match in October.

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