John Terry racism row investigated by police

Last updated at 08:16
England and Chelsea captain John Terry (right) speaking with QPR's Anton Ferdinand during their teams' Premier League match at Loftus RoadPA

Police are investigating claims that England and Chelsea captain John Terry called another player a racist name.

Terry's been accused of using racist language towards Queens Park Rangers' Anton Ferdinand, during Chelsea's 1-0 defeat at Loftus Road on 23 October.

The Chelsea defender says it isn't true. An investigation by the Football Association is now on hold until the police have finished their inquiries.

If Terry's found guilty, he could lose the England captaincy.

After Chelsea's 1-0 defeat to QPR, Terry said the argument had been a "misunderstanding", adding: "I would never say such a thing - and I'm saddened that people would think so."

On Monday, Ferdinand said he had "very strong" feelings on what happened but wouldn't say anymore about it until the FA's investigation is over.