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The father of Chelsea captain and former England defender John Terry today denied headbutting a man and shouting racist abuse during an alleged street attack.

Chelsea silent over speculation John Terry has been stripped of the captaincy

Chelsea have refused to confirm that John Terry remains the club's captain following internal discipline over his racial abuse of Anton Ferdinand.

Jason Roberts

Jason Roberts will refuse to wear 'Kick It Out' T-shirt

Reading striker Jason Roberts insists he will not wear a 'Kick It Out' T-shirt for the equality group's annual week of action after the racial abuse incidents of the last year.

Who did you believe?: Roy Hodgson, Ashley Cole and Kevin Pietersen all said sorry last week, but not all with conviction

The Last Word: Sorry is the hardest word, especially if you mean it

The way of modern sport is to deny, or show contrition for reasons other than true remorse

Roberto Di Matteo: Left John Terry on the bench to 'freshen up the team'

Roberto Di Matteo: Chelsea must learn to cope without John Terry

If, as seems likely, Chelsea have to do without John Terry for at least four domestic games in the near future, then Gary Cahill and David Luiz will need to form a far more solid partnership than was evident in the 4-0 Champions League victory away to Nordsjaelland in Copenhagen on Tuesday.

Mark Hughes watches QPR slip to another defeat against West Ham

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes: Trust in Mark Hughes to sort it out

The Queen's Park Rangers chairman, Tony Fernandes, took to Twitter yesterday to tell fans that he would not be turning his back on manager Mark Hughes with the club bottom of the Premier League and without a win after six games.

Roberto Di Matteo has considered Arsenal a threat since the start of the season

Nobody likes us but we don't care – Roberto Di Matteo focused only on Arsenal

Chelsea manager also insists Terry will not be affected by outcome of FA disciplinary hearing

QPR striker Bobby Zamora

Premier League: QPR v West Ham match preview

A look ahead to Monday's Premier League fixture at Loftus Road

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Player behaviour in the Premier League is improving insists Richard Scudamore

The behaviour of players in the Premier League is already improving, according to chief executive Richard Scudamore.

Flashpoint: England manager Roy Hodgson has called for players to act more responsibly

Footballers warned of a post-Olympic backlash over bad behaviour

Sponsors and fans impressed by sportsman-like attitudes of Team GB may turn away from Premier League if stars continue to hurl abuse

Rio Ferdinand is favourite to receive the captain's armband for England

FA aiming to resolve Rio Ferdinand improper conduct charge before start of Premier League season

The Football Association will aim to wrap up Rio Ferdinand's improper conduct charge before the new Premier League season is launched on August 18.

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The eyes of the world – certainly the United players – were on Luis Suarez as he opted to refuse to shake Patrice Evra’s hand.

Luis Suarez should take responsibility for Patrice Evra race row says Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes Liverpool striker Luis Suarez should accept responsibility for the handshake debacle that prolonged his racism row with Patrice Evra.

Nick Clark: Why is Suarez case any different?

John Terry's team-mate Ashley Cole told the Westminster Magistrates' Court that "we shouldn't be sitting here" and following the not-guilty verdict, the Crown Prosecution Service was forced to defend its decision to prosecute the Chelsea captain in the first place.

John Terry arrives at Westminster magistrates' court yesterday

Fans taunt me with sexual insults about mum: Terry

John Terry described in excruciating detail yesterday the sexual insults about his mother that are directed at him by rival supporters, in another extraordinary day in his trial on a racial abuse charge.

John Terry arrives at Westminster magistrates' court yesterday

John Terry reveals ugly extent of taunts directed at him during racism trial

Chelsea captain explains regular sickening terrace chants as Cole supports his story

Rio Ferdinand and John Terry

Ashley Cole defends John Terry over racism charge

Footballer Ashley Cole said today England and Chelsea team-mate John Terry should not have been taken to court over racism claims.

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