The Football Association has been urged to punish John Terry despite the Chelsea captain being cleared of hurling racial abuse at another player.
The FA have said they will study the findings of the court case before deciding whether or not to bring any proceedings against the 31-year-old.
Terry was acquitted of a racially aggravated public order offence by chief magistrate Howard Riddle at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Friday.
It was alleged that he had called Anton Ferdinand a "f****** black c***".
But the England star claimed he was sarcastically repeating a slur that the QPR defender mistakenly thought he had used during a Premier League match last year.
Former footballer and BBC presenter Garth Crooks argued Terry should still face action from the FA despite his defence.
He said: "I believe it was wrong of him to say these words under any circumstances - and though Terry has been found not to have committed a criminal offence, the FA must now decide whether the former England captain should be charged for contravening its own rules.
"If the FA don't act on the undisputed facts, and find Terry guilty of bringing the game into disrepute, a lot of good people are saying to me that there's no point in getting involved in the game at a senior level."