In a statement released by his management agency, Terry said:
After careful consideration, I have decided not to appeal against the FA judgment.
I want to take this opportunity to apologise to everyone for the language I used in the game against Queens Park Rangers.
Although I'm disappointed with the FA judgment, I accept that the language I used, regardless of the context, is not acceptable on the football field or indeed in any walk of life.
My response was below the level expected by Chelsea Football Club, and by me, and it will not happen again.
Looking forward, I will continue to do my part in assisting the club to remove all types of discriminatory behavior from football.
Finally,Terry has admitted using abusive language.The charge is NOT that he is a racist per se - no one is saying he is – but that he used racial abuse!