The Chelsea captain complained of unfair treatment by the English FA.
The Captain of Chelsea football club of England, John Terry, has announced his retirement from international football.
Terry announced his retirement, Sunday evening , 24 hours before he was due to appear before an English FA disciplinary committee over allegations that he racially abused QPR defender, Anton Ferdinand.
The Chelsea captain based his decision on the actions of the FA.
“I have always given my all and it breaks my heart to make this decision. I wish Roy and the team every success for the future,” Terry said.
“Representing and captaining my country is what I dreamed of as a boy and it has been a truly great honour.
“I feel the FA, in pursuing charges against me where I have already been cleared in a court of law, have made my position with the national team untenable,”the former England captain said in his statement.
The English FA insist on trying Terry over the allegations, despite his clearance by the court.
The bitterness between Terry and Anton over the incident continued last week, as the two players refused to shake hands before their fixture in the premier league.
Terry has been having problems with the English FA since the alleged racial remarks. The insistence of the FA that Terry be stripped of the England captaincy led to the resignation of former England Coach, Fabio Capello.
Terry played for England at Euro 2012 despite being stripped of the captaincy. England Coach, Roy Hodgson, insisted the Chelsea captain was an essential part of his plans for the English national team and has always called him to the national team.