Chelsea news

Terry urges support for Kick It Out

October 28, 2012
By Kevin Palmer

Chelsea captain John Terry has used his programme notes for Sunday's Premier League game against Manchester United to throw his weight behind the much maligned 'Kick It Out' anti-racism campaign.

John Terry Kick it Out T-shirt
PA PhotosJohn Terry is to miss four domestic games after accepting his FA charge of racial abuse but he is free to play in the Champions League

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Terry will miss the showdown with United as he continues to serve the ban he accepted for racially abusing QPR's Anton Ferdinand last October, but he has moved to draw a line under the affair with a statement in the Blues matchday magazine.

"This is our dedicated match for the Kick It Out One Game, One Community campaign," he wrote. "We continue to be committed to eradicating all forms of discrimination from our game and creating a great atmosphere around the stadium."

Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand is believed to be ready to shake hands with Chelsea's Ashley Cole ahead of kick-off at Stamford Bridge, even though the former England colleagues have not spoken since Cole stood up for Terry in his court case against Rio's younger brother Anton last July.