Terry - I'll clear my name
John Terry is standing firm on his denial of an alleged racist slur against Anton Ferdinand and has vowed to clear his name.
Last Updated: 25/10/11 1:53pm
Chelsea captain John Terry is standing firm on his denial of an alleged racist slur against QPR defender Anton Ferdinand and has vowed to clear his name.
QPR will reportedly meet with Ferdinand on Tuesday to discuss reports he was subjected to alleged racist abuse by Terry during Sunday's Premier League clash at Loftus Road.
Videos circulated on the internet in the aftermath of Rangers' 1-0 win, with some claiming the footage shows the Blues skipper directing racist language at his opponent.
Terry categorically denied making such comments in a statement released on Sunday evening after the West London derby but QPR officials are set to meet with Ferdinand to discuss whether the defender wants the incident to be investigated.
England skipper Terry has reiterated his stance, insisting the matter was cleared up between himself and Ferdinand in the dressing room after the game.
Terry told the Daily Mail: "I'll do whatever it takes to clear my name and I don't have anything to hide. I'm not taking that level of abuse.
"Anton and I spoke for 10 minutes in the dressing room after the game and there is no issue between us. It's finished."
The incident occurred as Chelsea completely lost their discipline as two sending-offs, seven yellow cards and a penalty handed QPR a first win over their arch-rivals for 16 years.
The allegations are being "assessed" by police after a complaint from a member of the public, Scotland Yard said on Tuesday.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "We can confirm that police have been notified of an incident on Sunday 23 October involving alleged racial abuse.
"This is currently being assessed by officers from Hammersmith and Fulham."
On Monday, Terry was also forced to take the unusual step of apologising to hundreds of fans - after they believed he was due to open a pet shop.
The Chelsea and England captain had been expected to cut the ribbon at the opening of Reptile Kingdom on Ewell Road after he had completed training at the club's training ground, which is in nearby Cobham.
Owner Terrence Clark said he had organised the England captain's appearance through a mutual friend, but Terry insists that was not the case and therefore did not appear.
In another statement, Terry said: "For the avoidance of doubt, I had not agreed to attend the opening of this or any other shop.
"I had been asked if I would consider the opportunity and declined on two separate occasions. That is as far as the matter went."