What today’s newspapers are saying:
THE SUN: The flame is alight and the whole of Great Britain is burning with Olympic pride and passion. Also: Arsene Wenger last night lost his cool over the Robin van Persie saga.
DAILY MIRROR: Arsene Wenger lost his cool last night after claiming Arsenal had received no offers for striker Robin van Persie. Also: John Terry faces a second fight to save his reputation after being charged by the FA with racially abusing Anton Ferdinand.
DAILY STAR: John Terry was last night charged by the FA for alleged racist abuse. Also: Roberto Mancini’s rant at the Manchester City board looks set to land him his dream player, Daniele De Rossi.
DAILY EXPRESS: John Terry faces a fresh fight to restore his reputation after he was charged by the FA with racially abusing Anton Ferdinand. Also: Arsene Wenger lost his cool when quizzed about Robin van Persie’s future after Arsenal slumped to defeat last night agains the team who are favourites to sign him.
DAILY MAIL: John Terry vowed last night to fight an FA charge of making a racist remark towards QPR defender Anton Ferdinand. Also: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger last night claimed the club have not received a single offer for striker Robin van Persie.
THE TIMES: John Terry is facing another battle to clear his name over racial abuse allegations after being charged by the FA last night with using “abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour”, including “a reference to the ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race” of Anton Ferdinand. Also: Arsene Wenger finally lost his temper over the Robin van Persie transfer saga last night.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: John Terry is ready to take on the Football Association after being charged with using abusive and threatening behaviour towards QPR defender Anton Ferdinand. Also: Brendan Rodgers, the Liverpool manager, has presented a 180-page manifesto to the club’s owners detailing his vision for the future of the club.
THE GUARDIAN: John Terry has denied a Football Association charge for the use of racially abusive language during Chelsea’s defeat at Queens Park Rangers last October and requested a personal hearing as he attempts to avoid a suspension that would rule him out of the start of the Premier League season. Also: The England striker Andy Carroll will leave Liverpool only for a club who can provide him with European football.
THE INDEPENDENT: The former England captain John Terry set the stage last night for another monumental disciplinary hearing for the Football Association when he requested a personal hearing to contest a charge by the governing body of having racially abused Anton Ferdinand. Also: Bradford Bulls are still clinging to their precarious existence, but will only survive into next month if the Rugby League helps to pay the players’ wages.