LONDON— Chelsea captain John Terry has been banned for four matches for racially abusing an opponent.
Both sanctions are on hold pending appeal. Terry was punished by the FA despite being cleared by a criminal court in July of a racially aggravated public order offense.
Before his FA hearing Monday, Terry announced his retirement from international soccer.
He is the second Premier League player in a year to be banned for racism. Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was cited for abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.
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