With John Terry's not guilty verdict, has the court sent out the wrong message?
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The not guilty verdict in the recent John Terry racism case has resulted in the growing concern of the tolerance given to both those using racism ‘as a joke’ and to Mr Terry himself, who is bafflingly still in the public eye despite mounting negative press. Many are worried that the court has sent out the wrong message with regards to the leniency given to those accused of racism. However it also once again highlights the special treatment of footballers, with the magistrate, according to the Sun, concluding that "Terry has given effectively the same account throughout. In so far as there are discrepancies in his account, they are understandable and natural." If the accused was anyone else any inconsistencies would lead to serious doubt as to the validity of their argument, but it seems that footballers can get away with having basically the same story (ish) throughout their testament.
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