|Father of ex-England captain John Terry in the dock for racist abuse of Asian
The father of John Terry, former captain of the England national team and captain of English football club Chelsea was accused Monday of headbutting an Asian man outside a pub and hurling a racist insult at him in a dispute over a cigarette.
Edward Terry, from Essex, appeared in a court in London after being charged with racially aggravated common assault and racially aggravated fear or provocation of violence during a night out on March 22 last year.
Edward Terry, 59, pleaded guilt to common assault but denied it was racially aggravated, media reports in London said.
Prosecutors said Terry assaulted and verbally abused Amarjit Talafair because he did not offer him a cigarette, and then allegedly racially abused a cleaner at a railway station in central London on the same night.
The Old Bailey was told that Edward Terry used the word "Paki.’’
Edward Terry denies the charges.
Former England skipper John Terry, was banned for four matches in September 2012 for racially abusing an opponent during a Premier League game.
Terry’s mother Sue, 55, and mother-in-law Sue Poole, 59, were cautioned for shoplifting from Tesco and Marks & Spencer in 2009, the Daily Mail reported. —AP/The Standard