What today’s papers are saying:
THE SUN: Fabio Capello was “very happy” to hear John Terry had been cleared of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand. Also: Dereck Chisora has branded heavyweight rival David Haye “a joke” ahead of tonight’s Upton Park showdown...Arsenal fans will stump up £126 for the most expensive tickets at the Emirates next season.
DAILY EXPRESS: John Terry last night walked out of court with tears in his eyes after he was cleared of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand. Also: Tour de France leader Bradley Wiggins was hit by a flare yesterday - but still held on to the Yellow Jersey.
DAILY MAIL: Football will pay a heavy price in the fallout from the John Terry trial after the Chelsea defender was found not guilty of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand yesterday. Also: Scottish football remained in chaos last night as its governing body, the Scottish Football Association, tried to win support for restructuring the four-division system into a two-tier Premier League - SPL 1 and 2.
DAILY MIRROR: John Terry could still face FA charges and a lengthy ban despite being cleared of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand. Also: Bradley Wiggins lashed out at the “nutters” who left him nursing burns down one arm on the road to Paris.
DAILY STAR: John Terry still faces an FA charge - despite being cleared of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand. Also: Dereck Chisora has been warned he will be ditched by his manager if he goes off the rails against David Haye tonight...Manchester City have told AC Milan to stump up £22m or forget about signing Carlos Tevez... Bradley Wiggins kept the Tour de France lead yesterday - despite being involved in a flare-up.
THE TIMES: Two leading anti-racism groups have called for the FA to launch its own investigation into the John Terry affair despite the Chelsea captain being found not guilty of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand at Westminster Magistrates’ Court yesterday. Also: Manchester United are ready to make a £10million bid for Leighton Baines, the Everton and England left back.
THE INDEPENDENT: John Terry walked out of court yesterday fully acquitted of having racially abused Anton Ferdinand but not without some reservations from the judge about the Chelsea captain’s version of events. Also: Football in Scotland was plunged into chaos yesterday when Rangers were relegated into the Third Division following a vote by Scottish Football League chairmen at Hampden Park.
THE GUARDIAN: John Terry and Anton Ferdinand could each face disrepute charges from the Football Association when it assesses the evidence that was disclosed during the court trial that found the Chelsea captain not guilty of racially abusing the Queens Park Rangers defender last October. Also: On the 45th anniversary of the day Tom Simpson, the first British rider to wear the Tour de France leader’s yellow jersey, expired on the baking slopes of the Mont Ventoux with a mixture of amphetamines and brandy in his bloodstream, David Millar sprinted to a victory that made him the fourth Briton to win a stage in the 2012 race, following successes for Mark Cavendish, Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: John Terry faces further investigation into whether he racially abused Anton Ferdinand after the Football Association said it was reopening its inquiry. Also: Liverpool on Friday night completed the signing of Italian forward Fabio Borini after agreeing an £11 million fee with Roma but manager Brendan Rodgers has failed to persuade Argentine midfielder Maxi Rodriguez to stay at Anfield.