Terry denies the charge.
"I think the decision was inevitable and I'm very pleased and a bit relieved
"The only anxiety I have is it's taken rather too long to get to this point.
"The truth is you have a serious allegation, not proved yet of course. But in most organisations it would mean you simply could not go on as you were for this length of time.
"I sometimes think football is in a bit of a bubble and the things that happen in the rest of the world don't apply to football. Well, I'm afraid they do.
"If someone is charged with what is a significant criminal offence, I think that is probably the moment that almost every organisation would act.
"I suspect most people when faced with this kind of difficulty do conclude they should stand down and clear their name. That is a significant preoccupation."
Football Federation Australia (FFA) chief David Gallop said it would not be a "disaster" if the Socceroos do not qualify for the FIFA 2014 World Cup.