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Terry was 'keen' to speak to police in race accusation aftermath, court hears

Terry was 'keen' to speak to police in race accusation aftermath, court hears

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In the third day of the high-profile trial involving the Chelsea captain, the defender has insisted he "knew" there was no video evidence proving his guilt

Chelsea captain John Terry has insisted that he was "keen" to speak to police following the accusations that he racially abused QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.

The 31-year-old stands accused of a racially-aggravated public order offense, a charge he strenuously denies, and during the third day of the high-profile trial he claimed he was eager to speak to the authorities before he had even seen any video footage of the incident, so confident was he of his innocence.

"I knew there was nothing out there that would show that I had done anything wrong," Terry said on the stand at Chelsea Magistrates’ Court. "I was keen to go forward with my police statement, my FA statement. If I had anything to hide I wouldn't have done that."

The prosecution had put it to Terry that he had lashed out at Ferdinand due to continually being "humiliated in public" over his alleged affair with the partner of his former teammate Wayne Bridge.

"You knew you'd crossed the line, you've regretted it ever since, and you're stuck with this story," prosecutor Mr. Duncan Penny said.

Terry denied the claim.

The case continues.

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