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Ince backs Terry in race investigation


FORMER ENGLAND international Paul Ince believes that Chelsea captain John Terry is not a racist even if he is found guilty of racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.

The F.A and the police are investigating claims that Terry allegedly racially taunted Ferdinand during Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to QPR at Loftus Road on October 23 and Ince feels that an alleged ‘heat of the moment’ reaction does not make Terry a racist.

The former Inter Milan, Liverpool and Manchester United midfielder, who holds the distinction of being the first black England captain, told talkSPORT:

“He’s not a racist. It’s no excuse to say allegedly what he might have said or what anybody says towards black, white, Chinese [people]. But if you say things in the heat of the moment it doesn’t necessarily mean you are a racist.

ACCUSSED: Terry (right)

“There was probably no intent on what John Terry allegedly said. You go back to Ron Atkinson. He said something many, many years ago but he had so many black players at West Brom so you couldn’t really call him a racist.

Ince added: “As far as I’m concerned, people say something in the heat of the moment but that doesn't make them a racist."

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