Chelsea captain Terry among those asked to wear anti-racism armband by UEFA

UEFA is requesting that all Champions League captains wear 'Unite Against Racism' armbands during upcoming European matches, including the Blues' embattled Terry.

Chelsea captain John Terry is among those being asked by UEFA to wear an anti-racism armband as he prepares for his side's Champions League clash with Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.

The move comes as part of a week of action by European anti-racism body Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE). A UEFA spokesman told reporters that "The captains will be asked to wear a 'Unite Against Racism' branded armband."

For Terry to do so would be notable after he recently accepted a four-match ban and 220,000 pound fine from the FA for racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand last year. The former England skipper is still eligible to play for his club in European matches, as the ban only applies domestically, meaning he would be among those expected to wear the FARE armband.

The FARE campaign will be promoted at 40 matches across the Champions League and Europa League between Oct. 16 and 31. UEFA will be hoping for a more united response than was seen from the domestic "Kick it Out" campaign across England on Saturday and Sunday, as 32 players – including Rio Ferdinand and Jason Roberts – refused to wear a T-shirt supporting the initiative.

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