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‘Terry doesn’t deserve this’, says ex-Chelsea boss on FA ruling

12:00 02 October 2012

John Terry (right) and former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti. Photo credit: Nick Potts/PA wire

John Terry (right) and former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti. Photo credit: Nick Potts/PA wire

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Former Chelsea chief Carlo Ancelotti has hit out at the Football Association’s decision to find John Terry guilty of using racist language towards Anton Ferdinand.

The centre back has been banned for four matches and fined £220,000 despite being cleared of a similar charge by Westminster Magistrates Court in July.

The west London club are now awaiting the full judgement before planning their next move.

Ancelotti, now Paris St Germain boss, said of his former captain: “It is unbelievable - John Terry doesn’t deserve this.

“I cannot understand how the FA can make a different decision. I think that it is really strange.”

Ancelotti was “really surprised” by the whole saga, which has dragged on for almost a year.

He added: “He has a really fantastic relationship with everyone. I am sure he is not racist - 100 per cent.”

Terry quit England on the eve of his FA hearing, accusing English football’s governing body of making his position “untenable”.

Ancelotti said: “I don’t think he’ll come back to play for England and I think that is a good decision.

“It is a bad thing for England, for sure, because John Terry did a lot of things for the national team.”

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