Someone left behind a Daily Mirror at the hotel Saturday with some interesting information. Seems Terry will face legal fees somewhere in the neighbourhood of £300,000 in total as the result of this trial. So the maximum £2500, had he been found guilty, seems yet another anomaly of a more than bizarre system of legal fines. Apparently he’s fecked off, leaving England with his family to go somewhere where he can scream n*gger at the top of his lungs until he gets it out of his system.
Some of the quotes taken during the case I found very funny or at least, ironic. Some examples:
Prosecutor: "If referees enforced the no-swearing rule, you lot would be off the pitch in ten minutes. It wouldn’t be much of a spectacle.”
Prosecutor: “You are a figurehead in this country, an example to children.” Terry: “In football terms, possibly.”
Bruce Brook, Chelsea chairman: “I don’t have lunch with him... It’s definitely an employer-employee relationship.” How quickly they make distance.
Prosecutor: “You’re a supreme athlete.” Terry: “I used to be.”
Magistrate: “Most people would prefer to you to stand.” Ashley Cole: “I’ll sit.”
And the object of the slurs, Anton Ferdinand said, “If someone calls you a C***, that’s fine. But if someone brings your colour in, it takes it to another level ... it’s very hurtful.”
Apparently he reads this forum. Or am I Anton Ferdinand?