Following the eight-match ban and £40,000 ($63,000) fine handed to Liverpool player Luis Suarez yesterday, England and Chelsea captain John Terry will also face charges of racism after an incident involving QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.
The Crown Prosecution Service has today revealed that the Chelsea defender will face charges of racism following October's incident at Loftus Road.
Terry, 30, is alleged to have called Ferdinand, 26, a "f****** black ****".
In a statement released shortly after the allegations were made public, Terry denied any racial abuse.
"I've seen that there's a lot of comments on the Internet with regards to some video footage of me during the game," he said.
"I'm disappointed that people have leapt to the wrong conclusions about the context of what I was seen to be saying to Anton Ferdinand."
"I would never say such a thing, and I'm saddened that people would think so."
Terry did, however, admit saying, "no, I didn't call you a black ****," after Ferdinand had apparently shouted, "did you just call me a black ****?"
The Crown Prosecution Service has now studied the evidence and made a decision.
This is not the first time Terry has been at the centre of controversy. In January 2010 it was announced that Terry had been having an affair with Vanessa Perroncel – a French model who was dating Terry's England and ex-Chelsea team-mate Wayne Bridge at the time of their fling.