FA chief happy with Terry decision
FA chairman David Bernstein says a line must be drawn under the John Terry racism case after the Chelsea star decided not to appeal.
Terry has accepted his four-game suspension and £220,000 fine for racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand last season and also issued an apology on Thursday for his behaviour.
Bernstein now wants English football to move on from the whole affair but he admits the game's reputation has been damaged following the racism scandal.
"The reputation of English football has been damaged," he said. "I am pleased he has apologised and we must now draw a line under the matter.
"It is a shame that one high-profile incident has had such a major impact. But this single event should not be allowed to overshadow the massive strides taken by players, managers, clubs, leagues and so many across the national game in terms of equality and inclusion."
Terry will now be banned for Chelsea's next four games - against Tottenham, Manchester United and Swansea in the Premier League as well as a League Cup fourth-round tie against Manchester United.
The centre-half, who has also been disciplined privately by Chelsea over the affair, will, though, be available for next week's Champions League group game against Shakhtar Donetsk.