Chelsea and England defender John Terry went on trial at Westminster Magistrates Court in central London on Monday charged with a racially-aggravated public order offence - an allegation he denies.
The racism trial of Chelsea captain John Terry has begun with prosecutors claiming he acknowledges using offensive language as a "sarcastic exclamation" in response to taunts he allegedly had an affair.
The England defender is accused of racially abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand during a Premier League match in October.
Prosecutor Duncan Penny says the offensive language was uttered "in response to goading by Mr. Ferdinand on the issue of his extramarital affair."
Chelsea captain John Terry stands trial after racism chargeTuesday, July 10 2012