Chelsea captain John Terry's father has denied the charges of racism against him after he was accused of calling an Asian-origin railway worker a 'f****** Paki' before headbutting him in a drunken row over a cigarette outside a London pub last year.
Ted Terry, who is a self-employed decorator, however, insisted he was not a racist person and 'simply' called Amarjit Talafair a 'f****** tight pr**k'. Ted also denied headbutting him.
According to Metro.co.uk, although the grandfather-of-six admitted downing around seven or eight pints of beer in the Windsor pub before the incident, he denied all counts of racism, saying he has two children who have got 'good black friends, Somali friends and from all different cultures'.
According to Ted, his colleagues are from different cultures and he often has a 'laugh' with them. He said having a high-profile footballer as a son could be difficult in public sometimes.
He denied one count of racially aggravated common assault and one count of racially aggravated fear or provocation of violence, the report added.