John Terry, the Chelsea captain and former England international defender, has been banned for four matches and fined £220,000 after an incident involving Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand. The Football Association found Terry guitly of a charge of misconduct after a four-day inquiry.
Terry had been cleared in July in a court of law of racially abusing Ferdinand.
"Terry is disappointed that the FA Regulatory Commission has reached a different conclusion to the clear not guilty verdict of a court of law," a representative of Terry said. "He has asked for the detailed written reasons of the decision and will consider them carefully before deciding whether to lodge an appeal."
Terry retired from international football this week, claiming that the FA hearing had made his position with England "untenable".