London: John Terry’s acquittal in the Anton Ferdinand racism row has evoked extreme reactions from various black players in Britain, some even branding the judgement as a joke.
The former England captain marched out of court in silence on Friday after a judge said it was impossible to prove he was guilty.
Many black British players remain unconvinced and have taken to social networks like Twitter to vent their frustration.
“Very interesting verdict say no more about the uk justice system then. May as well go behave how we want people,” a newspaper quoted Stoke City player Cameron Jerome, as saying.
Fitz Hall, a midfielder, who last season played for Queens Park Rangers tweeted: “Shock, F***ing Joke”.
Former Manchester United and Tottenham striker Garth Crooks turned sports pundit claimed Terry will now be under examination from the Football Association, despite his criminal acquittal.
Crooks said: “He’s still under investigation by the FA based on what he’s admitted — saying those words. I’m afraid for John Terry this is only halftime. This is not over.”
First Published: Saturday, July 14, 2012, 13:55