Twitter reaction to John Terry guilty verdict

Celebrities, players and pundits alike have gone to Twitter to discuss their views on the John Terry guilty verdict including former QPR midfielder Joseph Barton and former Arsenal player Emmanuel Eboue among many. But what do you think ...?

John Terry has today been found guilty of racial abuse toward Anton Ferdinand despite being cleared of such an offence in a court of law. Terry was found to have used ‘abusive language’ towards the QPR man which ‘included a reference to colour and/or race’.

The Chelsea and former England defender has been handed a £220,000 fine and a four-game ban, subject to a potential appeal.

Here is the some Twitter reaction to the decision …

Piers Morgan ‏@piersmorgan Not quite sure why Terry gets just a 4-match ban for worse racist abuse than Suarez, who got an 8-match ban?

Joseph Barton ‏@Joey7Barton 4 games? A years worth of investigation, a four day FA hearing and only a 4 game ban? Suarez got 8 didn't he? WTF's going on...

Well I think that proves a lot. What an absolute farce. 12 games for violent conduct and only 4 for that. FA should be embarrassed #shambles

Lethal Bizzle ‏@LethalBizzle John Terry 4 game ban ? I thought he was innocent? Lol #Leaveit

Gary Lineker ‏@GaryLineker The FA find John Terry guilty and give him a 4 match ban and 220K fine. Just one game more than a regular red card?

Stan Collymore ‏@StanCollymore 12 Barton handbags. 8 Suarez racism 4 Terry racism FA. Inept.

Paul Hayward ‏@_PaulHayward  And when the John Terry news has passed, the FA and Premier League might want to look at the way footballers converse in games? It's a swamp

What do you think of the charge? Is it fair, is JT the subject of a witch-hunt or has he got off lightly?

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