England footballer John Terry has arrived at court for the start of his trial for allegedly racially abusing Anton Ferdinand
Scores of the world's media waited outside Westminster Magistrates' Court for the Chelsea captain, who arrived wearing a grey suit and pink tie.
He did not say anything when asked for a comment.
Terry, 31, was charged with a racially-aggravated public order offence after allegedly shouting an offensive comment at Ferdinand during a Premier League match on October 23 last year.
The comment was allegedly made, and seemingly caught on footage, to the Queens Park Rangers defender when the two teams met at Loftus Road.
Terry's lawyer entered a not guilty plea on his behalf at London's Westminster Magistrates' Court in February.
His trial was delayed until after the Euro 2012 championships after District Judge Howard Riddle heard that a number of other Chelsea players would not be able to appear as witnesses until the end of the football season.
Terry faces a maximum fine of £2,500 if convicted in a trial that is expected to last for five days.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand sent a message of support to brother Anton before the hearing.
He wrote on Twitter: "Morning all! Frazzled head this morning, school run done! @anton_ferdinand head high bruv."
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