Chelsea captain John Terry has been banned for four domestic matches after being found guilty by the country’s football association of racial abuse.
Terry was found guilty of racially abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand in a Premier League match last October – despite being acquitted over the same incident in the law courts in July.
As well as the four game ban the Chelsea defender was fined 280 thousand euros.
Terry has 14 days to lodge an appeal during which time the ban and fine are suspended.
Due to the proceedings the 31-year-old retired from England duty on Sunday saying his position in the national team was untenable.