John Terry was left facing an anxious wait to discover if he will be found guilty of racially abusing an opponent after a judge heard closing arguments in the case on Thursday.
The former England football captain is standing trial accused of using a racist slur against Queens Park Rangers player Anton Ferdinand during a match between Chelsea and QPR on October 23 last year.
The case is being heard at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London.
Chelsea skipper Terry denies committing a racially aggravated public order offence. He has told the court that he was sarcastically repeating words he thought Ferdinand had said to him.
If found guilty, Terry could be fined up to £2,500 ($3,850, 3,150 euros).
The case was adjourned until Friday, when Chief Magistrate Howard Riddle is expected to deliver his verdict.