THE father of Chelsea FC captain John Terry headbutted an Asian man during a racist attack in the street, a court heard on Tuesday.
Edward Terry, 59, allegedly assaulted Amarjit Talafair near Fenchurch Street station in London's Square Mile on the evening of 22 March this year.
The Chafford Hundred resident is also said to have shouted racist abuse.
Terry appeared at City of London Magistrates Court to deny racially aggravated common assault and racially aggravated fear or provocation of violence.
The second charge states that he used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause that person to believe that immediate unlawful violence would be used against him.
Terry said he pleaded guilty to common assault but denied it was racially aggravated.
He elected to stand trial at City of London Magistrates Court.
The case is expected to take two days beginning on 11 November.
Terry, of Lennox Close, is on conditional bail.
Two other men, Tudor Musteata, a 47 year-old Russian of Tarves Way, Greenwich, and Stephen Niland, 36, of Quarles Park Road, Romford, also face the racially aggravated public order offence along with Terry.
They will return to City of London Magistrates Court on 6 August once they have found lawyers and are on unconditional bail.