Chelsea skipper John Terry is accused of abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand at Loftus Road match in October 2011.
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The trial of John Terry for allegedly racially abusing Anton Ferdinand will get under way on Monday.
The Chelsea captain and England defender Terry, 31, was charged with a racially aggravated breach of public order after a remark made to Queens Park Rangers player Ferdinand at a Premier League game in October 2011.
Terry could face a £2,500 fine if convicted at the Westminster magistrates court trial, which is expected to last five days.
Police questioned Terry in November 2011 after a complaint from the public and crown prosecutors decided he should be charged with the summary offence.
The comment was allegedly made, and seemingly caught on footage, to the QPR defender when the two teams met at Loftus Road.
Terry’s lawyer entered a not guilty plea on his behalf at Westminster magistrates court in February.
His trial was delayed until after the Euro 2012 championships after District Judge Howard Riddle heard that a number of other Chelsea players would not be able to appear as witnesses until the end of the football season.
Chelsea won the Champions League and FA Cup this season and Terry played in the England team that reached the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 in June.
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