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Terry prepared to accept four-game ban to end racism scandal

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Chelsea skipper John Terry is considering accepting the four-match ban and Â£220,000 fine imposed by the FA last week in order to put an end to the racial abuse scandal that has engulfed his life over the last year, claimed the Daily Mail.

The former English captain had been accused of racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand in their match at Loftus Road last season. The defender had been cleared of the racism charges by a London court in the summer, but the FA conducted their own investigation and decided to levy a four-game ban on the centre-back for his actions.

Terry still maintains that he was wrongly implicated in the FA hearing last week with the judges panel disregarding the comments of teammate Ashley Cole, which prompted a controversial foul-mouthed rant by the full-back on Twitter. Terry is prepared to miss four games and finally put an end to the racism scandal that has hogged all the limelight in the English media for over a year.

The player believes that the acceptance of the ban would be the best course of action to avoid further disrepute to Chelsea. Interestingly, the defender will become unavailable for the crucial clashes against Tottenham and Manchester United this month if he decides not to lodge an appeal against the ruling.