Chelsea defender John Terry has decided not to appeal against a four-match ban and fine of £220,000 ($341,600) for racially abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand.
Terry's deadline to contest the sanction issued by an independent
However, in a statement released via his representatives Elite Management, Terry said: "After careful consideration, I have decided not to appeal against the FA judgment.
"I want to take this opportunity to apologise to everyone for the language I used in the game against Queens Park Rangers last October.
"Although I'm disappointed with the FA judgment, I accept that the language I used, regardless of the context, is not acceptable on the football field or indeed in any walk of life."
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