Ted Terry
Ted Terry, the father of Chelsea captain John Terry, denied racially-aggravated assault at the Old BaileyReuters

Ted Terry has been cleared of two charges of racially abusing a man in an argument over a cigarette. 

Terry, who is the father of Chelsea captain John Terry, was accused of calling an Asian man a "f***ing Paki" during a drunken brawl in March 2013.

He was also accused of headbutting the man in an argument over a cigarette in Fenchurch Street, central London, after a drinking session with friends.

The trial heard how Terry then allegedly confronted a black train station cleaner and threatened him with a bottle while shouting: "I will smash it over your head, you black c**t."

Ted Terry is the father of the Chelsea captain, John Terry (Reuters)
Ted Terry is the father of the Chelsea captain, John Terry

It took the jury one hour and 20 minutes to find the 59-year-old defendant, a decorator from Grays, Essex, not guilty of  racially aggravated common assault and  racially aggravated fear or provocation of violence.

Outside the court Terry said: "It's been a hard year for all of us. We all felt it was nothing, really.

"It was stupid."