Roberto Di Matteo has insisted that Chelsea will fall in line and support initiatives should the PFA go forward with their six point to tackle discrimination, one of which would see players sacked on the spot if found guilty of racial abuse.
Chelsea are yet to hit Terry without anything more than a paltry fine since he was charged by the Football Association after his racial abuse case involving QPR’s Anton Ferdinand. The new initiatives proposed by the PFA yesterday were drawn up in the aftermath of the scandal, and although the Chelsea manager remained coy on the subject, he confirmed the club would adhere to new rules and regulations, providing they are met with the backing of other Premier League clubs.
“It's a difficult one. If the majority believe that we need a law like that then, as I said, we will obey it and support it,” Di Matteo said on the matter.
"If it will become a rule, we will play by the rules, as we have always done. As a club, we are against any kind of discrimination and, if it does go through then we will support it."
Terry will miss Sunday afternoon’s game with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge due to his four game suspension, avoiding a face-off with Rio Ferdinand. The Manchester United defender was part of a boycott largely orchestrated by Reading striker Jason Roberts, where a number of black players refused to wear ‘Kick It Out’ anti-racism t-shirts last weekend.
While some managers have condemned the boycott, Di Matteo is leaving the decision down to his players, although the club as a whole are supporting the campaign.
“We are supporting the Kick It Out campaign. It's going to be an individual choice for our players. We're not going to force anybody to, or not to, wear it,” the Italian added.
"But my personal opinion is that we should wear it and we should raise awareness about it and show the support for it."