Chelsea skipper John Terry apologize for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand; ...accepts 4 game ban!

John Terry has finally said sorry for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand and has accepted the four game ban and £220,000 fine from the FA.

By accepting the ban it means he will miss two games against Rio Ferdinand's Manchester United and also the Kick It Out week of action which takes place this weekend.

Terry had until 6pm on Thursday to appeal the four-match ban imposed on him for racially abusing QPR's Ferdinand, but decided against it.

Chelsea also released a statement saying that they have taken 'confidential' disciplinary action against their captain. It is unclear whether he will remain as skipper.

He will now miss Saturday's game with Tottenham as well as the game with Manchester United on October 28 and then the Capital One Cup clash between the two sides three days later. Chelsea's trip to Swansea will be the final game of his suspension.

His first Premier League game back will be against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on November 11 where he will come up against Luis Suarez, who was banned last season for racial abusing Patrice Evra.

Terry will, however be available to play for Chelsea in the Champions League tie against Shakhtar Donetsk on October 23 at the Donbass Arena.

His decision to accept the ban means he will avoid coming face-to-face with his former England team-mate and Anton's brother, Rio, in the pre-match handshakes.