Terry to wear anti-racism armband

John Terry will be asked to wear an anti-racism armband if he captains Chelsea in their Champions League tie against Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.

The captains of all teams participating in European competitions will be asked to wear the anti-racism armband in a special week, organised by European anti-discrimination organisation FARE, promoting the issue.

Governing body Uefa said: “The captains will be asked to wear a ‘Unite Against Racism’ branded armband and will be accompanied onto the pitch by children wearing “Unite Against Racism” T-shirts.

Terry recently accepted the Football Association’s four-match ban for racially abusing QPR’s Anton Ferdinand.

The 31-year-old former England captain is still eligible to play for the club in Europe, however.

Anti-racism campaigners Kick It Out have been criticised with high-profile players such as Rio Ferdinand and Jason Roberts, and more than 30 other players from more than eight clubs, refusing to wear the organisation’s T-shirts at the weekend in protest at a perceived lack of progress.

The Kick It Out period of anti-racism action ends on 29 October.

An independent FA panel found Terry guilty of racially abusing the Rangers defender during a game at Loftus Road. Terry received a £220,000 fine as well as the four-match ban.

The Fare campaign will be promoted at 40 matches across the Champions League and Europa League from 16-31 October.