England defender John Terry, who has been retained as Chelsea captain despite the recent racist controvery surrounding him, will have to wear an anti-racism armband on Tuesday's match against Shakhtar Donetsk as directed by UEFA.
John Terry appears in court charged with racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand (Reuters)
John Terry is currently serving a four-match ban imposed by the Football Association (FA) for racially abusing Queens Park Rangers' (QPR) Anton Ferdinand in one of the matches played last year. He was also slapped with a fine of £220,000.
The 31-year-old defender can play in the Champions League as the ban is applied to only domestic matches.
Intgerestingly, UEFA will ask all team captains to wear an armband with the slogan "Unite Against Racism" in all the matches to be played this week, as part of its support to the European anti-discrimination body FARE's Action Week, and to send out the message that racial discrimination has no place in football.
"Every team will be accompanied on to the pitch by children wearing Unite Against Racism T-shirts and the captains will be asked to wear a Unite Against Racism branded armband," UEFA said in a statement.
A section of the media speculated that Terry would be stripped off captaincy as part of Chelsea's disciplinary action against him after being found guilty of racially abusing a fellow footballer but coach Roberto Di Matteo has retained him as the captain.
Last week, Terry decided not to appeal against the penalty slapped on him by the FA for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand. He said in a statement that he would accept the judement of the FA and apologized for his behavior.
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