Rio Ferdinand finds it “impossible to forgive” John Terry over his handling of the racism row involving his brother Anton but would still have been prepared to play alongside Terry for England if he had been given the chance.
Ho hum. This column has touched before on sport’s propensity to be sidetracked by events which have little or nothing to do with the events taking place inside the white lines, or whatever the equivalent parameters may be in the various codes that demand our attention, and here we are again.
Kick It Out chairman Lord Herman Ouseley has accused the Football Association, the Premier League, Chelsea and Liverpool of a failure of "morality and leadership" over their handling of the racism incidents involving John Terry and Luis Suarez.
Chelsea’s accusation that referee Mark Clattenburg used inappropriate language towards two of their players is spiralling into another huge controversy for the Premier League after the official was stood down for next weekend’s fixtures and police were urged to take up the case, just as they did recently with John Terry.