Twitter’s Ferdinand racist abuse: Terry retaining captaincy?

Online social networking site Twitter is no stranger to the world of football and it’s players, and for a while now we’ve been reporting on some landing themselves in hot water. The latest is that of England and Chelsea captain “John Terry.”

Terry it seems has been accused of being racist towards QPR player Anton Ferdinand, with the Football Association and the police taking the entire matter further. The problem stems when QPR won over Chelsea at Loftus Road just over a week ago, and as the dailymail.co.uk reported,Terry was accused of being verbally abusive towards the QPR Player. Terry has denied the accusation.

Support for Ferdinand has been growing on social networking site Twitter, with many tweeting of their disgust with the way in which the player has been treated.

In a statement on Monday from the QPR player it read, “Today, I finalised my statement with the FA with regards to the incident that occurred last Sunday at Loftus Road in our Barclays Premier League fixture against Chelsea. I have very strong feelings on the matter, but in the interests of fairness and not wishing to prejudice what I’m sure will be a very thorough enquiry by the FA, this will be my last comment on the matter until the enquiry is concluded.”

If Terry is found guilty of racially abusing Ferdinand, the FA may decide that he will have to stand down from his present position as England captain.

What are your thoughts on this, should social networking sites such as Twitter be used by players to vent their feelings towards others? If found guilty, should Terry step down from his position?