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Police question Chelsea skipper Terry over racism claims

Last updated on: November 29, 2011 11:57 IST

Chelsea captain John Terry was questioned by Hammersmith and Fulham police as part of a probe over racist allegations.

It was alleged that Terry had hurled racist offenses against Queens Park Rangers's Anton Ferdinand, calling him a "f****** black c***" during Chelsea's clash with their London rivals at Loftus Road during their English Premier League match on October 23 but the Chelsea captain refuted those claims.

John TerryTerry's statement was recorded last Friday, hours before Chelsea's home game against Wolves, The Guardian reported.

No charges have been made against the Chelsea skipper so far.

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Police became involved after a complaint by a member of the public based on the YouTube clip which has gained widespread publicity.

As part of the inquiry, players at Chelsea and QPR have been interviewed. "A 30-year-old man was interviewed under caution on Friday 25 November," said a Scotland Yard spokesman. "He was not arrested."

Officers from Hammersmith and Fulham police last week sent a file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Terry has been suspended for the Carling Cup quarter-final against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday following a controversial late booking during Friday's match against Wolves.