Our sabbatical has been lengthy. And thorough.
But we had to return today to comment (briefly) on the fact that John Terry was cleared of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand in a no-blame verdict. NOT GUILTY, ho.
I'm not going to get too far into it, but let's just say the case bordered on the farcical before and during the trial, and this is exactly what was expected. Misunderstanding - whatever. Sure, we have no idea how the FA will react to the court's decision, but that's to be discussed at a later date.
Hit the jump for some dramatic interpretation via S. Carter.
Discussions are building in the backroom of The CO offices so expect a veritable waterfall of content over the coming weeks. But for now, check out the moving pictures below. This is kind of how I envisioned the buildup, the trial and the aftermath playing out in my mind. Of course my mind is somewhat of a wildcard so forgive me if you have no clue what's going on. Word.