Who's Racist In English Soccer This Week?

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It can be difficult to keep up with racism in the English Premier League, so here's a brief, handy roundup from this week's news:

• Chelsea defender and England captain John Terry is facing a criminal charge for allegedly racially abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand during a game on Oct. 23 (pictured above). Terry will appear before West London Magistrates' Court on Feb. 1 and could face a maximum fine of $3,920.

• Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been banned eight games and fined 40,000 pounds (about $62,800) for using "insulting words" in an altercation with Manchester United defender Patrice Evra in October. The Guardian explains that there's still some confusion regarding the Suarez-Evra incident:

The FA has yet to release the full details of the hearing so a degree of confusion persists, notably over what Suarez did and did not say and, particularly confusingly, what what he did say meant. Liverpool say he didn't say what Evra said he said and didn't mean what Evra said he meant and that, by the way, Evra said something that meant what Evra said Suarez meant.


Terry to face criminal charge over racism claim [AP]
Liverpool's Luis Suarez banned for eight matches for misconduct [AP]