John Terry could be stripped of his England captaincy title today due to his alleged racist abuse towards QPR’s Anton Ferdinand.

The BBC reported that FA chairman David Bernstein held a meeting with board members yesterday, and the majority agreed that Terry should be stood down, however he will still be available for selection.

John Terry has pleaded not guilty and Fabio Capolleo is fully supporting him, taking the stance ‘innocent until proven guilty’. But the FA has faced pressure to reassert their moral authority and not appear weak when it comes to the issue of racism, as well as pressure from black players within the England team to punish Terry.

John Terry’s case has been adjourned until 9 July, a week after the Euro 2012 finals. How convenient!