Day two of the trial began with demonstrators outside Westminster Magistrates Court holding up ‘Climate Emergency’ banners as Terry arrived. Terry swapped his grey suit with pink tie for traditional dark suit with black tie for his expected appearance in the witness box.
Anton Ferdinand’s parents and Chelsea chairman, Bruce Buck, were in the public gallery again.
The prosecution started by showing court further video footage from the QPR v Chelsea match, particularly focussing on action before alleged incident took place. As he did yesterday, Terry made notes whilst sat in dock.
After the footage, the court were played an audio recording of the interview that took place on October 28th between Terry and FA Regulatory officer, Jenny Kennedy, about the alleged incident.
Terry said: “I think he’s accusing me of calling him a black cunt in the altercation…it’s clear to say I repeat what he’s said… his breath didn’t smell or anything but i pretended it did… I obviously hear [from Ferdinand] the word ‘shagging’ and I don’t want to say it, but if I have to ‘shagging Bridge’s missus’. Then I heard ‘calling me a black cunt’ [from Ferdinand]. I was quite taken aback by that… I have been called a lot of things in my career but being racist is not one I am prepared to take at all… I said to Ash shortly after ‘he’s accused me of being a racist’…I said I needed to speak to Anton. I’m not fucking having him thinking that of me. I got showered sharpish so I could speak to him.”