The father of Chelsea captain John Terry will stand trial accused of racially aggravated common assault.
Ted Terry, 59, of Grays in Essex, is accused of headbutting a man outside the Windsor pub in the City of London in March. He is also accused of racist abuse of Amarjit Talafair.
The former England captain's father appeared at the Old Bailey to plead not guilty to racially aggravated common assault and a racially aggravated public order offence. He is accused of calling Talafair a "black c**t" and a "f*****g p**i".
He goes to trial in March with co-defendants Stephen Niland, 36, and 47-year-old Tudor Musteata.
Niland, of Romford, Essex, denies racially aggravated fear or provocation of violence. Musteata, of Greenwich, south London, is accused of racially aggravated fear or provocation of violence and has not entered a plea. He was told to return to court on 17 December for a further hearing.
All three suspects were released on unconditional bail.