Soccer

Terry's role wasn't 'untenable'

2012-09-24 14:11
John Terry (Getty)

London - Football Association general secretary Alex Horne insists John Terry did not need to retire from England duty ahead of the disciplinary hearing into allegations that he racially abused QPR's Anton Ferdinand.

Terry shocked English football on Sunday when he announced he was making himself unavailable for international selection after growing increasingly frustrated by the FA's decision to charge him, despite being cleared in a criminal case this year.

The Chelsea skipper, who had already been stripped of the England captaincy by the FA when the claims first emerged, believes the organisation's decision to pursue a case against him has made his position in the national team "untenable".

But Horne, speaking ahead of Terry's disciplinary hearing on Monday, made it clear he felt the FA had done nothing wrong.

"It's a personal decision. I don't see how we've made it untenable, they're two very separate processes," Horne told Sky Sports News on his way into FA headquarters at Wembley on Monday.

"It's something that happened in a match - it shouldn't be taking a year to resolve but we feel we're reaching a conclusion on that.

"That's a very different process from our England procedures, they sit in different compartments and I could separate the two in my mind, but it doesn't look like he could."

Terry could face a lengthy club ban if found guilty of using racist language during the Premier League match against QPR on October 23 last year.

Read more on:    fa  |  john terry  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
7 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2016/17 season?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.