The Football Association (FA) have decided not to take further action against Chelsea or John Terry following an investigation into the substitution of the former Blues captain against Sunderland on the final day of last season, reports Sky Sports.
Having wrapped up the league title at West Brom two games before the end of the season, the London club arranged for John Terry to be taken off in the 26th minute of the match in a tribute to the player’s squad number which he had held for 19 years.
In May, the Telegraph reported that the FA’s Integrity Department had decided to investigate the former Chelsea captain’s substitution after a number of fans won thousands of pounds for betting on the exact time that the defender would be substituted.
However, as per Sky Sports, the FA have decided to drop the case as “there is no evidence to suggest this was inside information intended for the purposes of betting”.
The news will no doubt come as a major relief to former Chelsea player John Terry who is currently in pre-season training with his new club Aston Villa and is poised to start for the Villains against Hull City on Saturday.