The John Terry case

Monday, 24 September 2012

John Terry appears before the Football Association (FA) today to answer charges of alleged misconduct and racially aggravated comments. The hearing follows a number of weeks of argument on both the make up of the FA panel and, crucially, whether or not the FA in fact has jurisdiction.

In relation to jurisdiction Terry has argued (and will argue again today) that the FA does not have jurisdiction to bring disciplinary proceedings. This argument appears to be supported by paragraph 6.8 of the FA Rules and Regulations, which states:

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