John Terry will serve a one-match suspension with immediate effect after Chelsea’s appeal for his red card against Peterborough was unsuccessful.
The 36-year-old saw red during his side’s 4-1 victory over Peterborough United in the FA Cup at the weekend, with referee Kevin Friend handing him his marching orders in the second half for a foul on Posh forward Lee Angol.
Terry, who was making a rare appearance for the Blues this season, later confirmed his intention to appeal the decision, insisting that he “didn’t touch” Angol.
The Independent Regulatory Commission today announced that it has sided against Terry, however, finding that he had denied the striker a clear goal-scoring opportunity.
The 36-year-old, who signed a one year extension in the summer, had not played since November before the Peterborough match – and has only started five matches all season.
- This was John Terry’s 50th FA Cup game for his club.
- Terry will now serve a one match ban for their Premier League trip to champions Leicester on January 14.
- John Terry was recently lined up for stunning January move to Bournemouth.
Full article at The Sun