John Terry interviewed by Police

Updated: November 29, 2011

It’s understood that England and Chelsea football captain John Terry has been questioned by Police in England, in relation to allegations that he racially abused Anton Ferdinand in a game on October 23.

Terry, 30, denies aiming a racist slur at the QPR defender.

In a brief statement following Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat at Loftus Road, Terry described the incident as a “misunderstanding” and his claimed that his accusers “have leapt to the wrong conclusions about the context of what I was seen to be saying”.

He added: “I would never say such a thing – and I’m saddened that people would think so.”

The Metropolitan Police confirmed that a “30-year-old man was interviewed under caution on Friday 25 November. He was not arrested.”

Members of the public claimed video replays from the match at Loftus Road showed Terry using racist language, while the FA said it had received a complaint and is also looking into the incident.

Ferdinand has previously given a statement to the FA, saying he has “very strong” feelings on the matter, but will not elaborate until the FA inquiry has been concluded.

The FA’s investigation into the allegation cannot be completed until the outcome of the police investigation.

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