John Terry to wear anti-racism armband if he captains Chelsea

John Terry will be asked to wear an anti-racism armband if he captains Chelsea in their Champions League tie against Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.

Governing body Uefa said: "The captains will be asked to wear a 'Unite Against Racism' branded armband."

The move is part of a week of action by European anti-racism body Football Against Racism in Europe (Fare).

Terry recently accepted the Football Association's four-match ban for racially abusing QPR's Anton Ferdinand.

Fare facts

  • 1999: Football Against Racism in Europe (Fare) set up in February
  • 2001: The first Fare Action Week takes place with 50 events in nine countries
  • 2002: Uefa adopts the Fare 10-point plan of action
  • 2003: Chelsea host the first 'Unite Against Racism' conference, jointly organised by Uefa, Fare and the FA
  • 2006: With more than 700 initiatives in 37 European countries, the seventh Fare Action Week is European football's biggest anti-racism campaign
  • Executive director Piara Powar is a former director at Kick It Out

The 31-year-old former England captain is still eligible to play for the club in Europe, however.

Anti-racism campaigners Kick It Out have been criticised with high-profile players such as Rio Ferdinand and Jason Roberts, and more than 30 other players from more than eight clubs, refusing to wear the organisation's T-shirts at the weekend in protest at a perceived lack of progress.

The Kick It Out period of anti-racism action ends on 29 October.

An independent FA panel found Terry guilty of racially abusing the Rangers defender during a game at Loftus Road. Terry received a £220,000 fine as well as the four-match ban.

The Fare campaign will be promoted at 40 matches across the Champions League and Europa League from 16-31 October.