Terry reignites racism row at UEFA event by snubbing man who fired him as England captain

Published April 19, 2013

| Associated Press

The bitter fallout from English soccer's high-profile racism case resurfaced Friday in front of European governing body President Michel Platini when John Terry refused to shake hands with the man who fired him as the captain of England's national team.

The snub came at an event in London where European champion Chelsea was handing back the Champions League trophy ahead of next month's final at Wembley Stadium.

Terry was fired as England captain last year by Football Association chairman David Bernstein as he awaited trial on a charge he racially abused a rival while playing for Chelsea.

After Terry was cleared in criminal trial, an FA disciplinary panel banned him for four matches for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand in a Premier League match at Queens Park Rangers.

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