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Chelsea's John Terry vows to clear name as FA investigates race row

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Published: 25th Oct 2011 19:28:25

Chelsea captain John Terry has said he will prove his innocence after the Football Association announced it is to investigate claims he racially abused QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.

"I welcome the FA enquiry and look forward to clearing my name," he said.

Some viewers claimed video replays from Sunday's match between the sides showed Terry using racist language, while the FA says it has received a complaint.

Both clubs say they are keen see an end to the controversy.

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes stressed his club's condemnation of all forms of racism, but added it was time to concentrate on the future.

"As a Club, we will provide our players with our unequivocal support when alleged incidents like this occur," he said.

"However, we are keen to draw a line under this alleged incident and focus on our forthcoming fixtures, starting with Sunday's London derby at Spurs."

The Metropolitan Police earlier announced that it was assessing evidence from the incident after receiving a complaint.

More to follow.

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