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Kick it Out praises FA findings on Terry case

The anti-racism group has welcomed the football governing body's ruling on the matter, and expressed hope that such a situation will never arise again in English football

Anti-racism group Kick it Out has welcomed the FA panel’s findings on the John Terry racism case, which were released on Friday.

Terry was banned for four games and fined 275,000 euros for racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand, and the group have praised the decision of the commission.

A statement on the official Kick it Out website read: “The written reasons are welcomed and acknowledge some important consequences of this episode, namely the trauma caused to the Ferdinand family. It’s a period that has polarised the game, undermined the good work being done at all levels, and it must never be allowed to happen again. We note the rationale for the outcome and there is still a right to appeal, which we respect."

“In addition, any sanction by Chelsea, as Mr Terry’s employer, is subject to the club’s own internal disciplinary procedures. The words used are completely unacceptable, irrespective of how many times they were levelled. As campaigners we remain committed to the strongest action being taken against discrimination and supporting victims of it.”

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