A bad week for ...

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 30 September, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 30 September, 2012, 4:09am

John Terry

The Chelsea and ex-England captain received a four-match ban from the Football Association for racially abusing Queens Park Rangers' Anton Ferdinand during a match last October. Terry, 31, who can lodge an appeal, was also fined £220,000 (HK$2.75 million). He announced his retirement from international football last Sunday.


Frank Gardner

The BBC correspondent obliged his employer to issue an abject apology to Queen Elizabeth for his "shocking breach of etiquette" in declaring that the monarch had told him she was "pretty upset" about radical Islamist cleric Abu Hamza's presence in London. "The conversation should have remained private," the broadcaster said.


Gigi Chao

The daughter of property tycoon Cecil Chao Sze-tsung, who is reputed to have had 10,000 girlfriends, found her sex life at the centre of global attention after her father offered HK$500 million to a man who could win her heart. Gigi Chao, who says she recently married her girlfriend in France, said of her father's actions: "He loves the attention."