Being acquitted by a court of racial abuse might not be the end of the matter for Chelsea captain John Terry.
The English Football Association now has to conclude its own investigation and decide whether to charge Terry over his confrontation with Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand, which led to the failed criminal prosecution.
Action could also be taken against Ferdinand, who - like Terry - admitted using obscene language during the Premier League match that led to the trial.
The FA had to suspend its investigation into October's west London derby when the police probe kicked in.
However, the governing body's probe was restarted after the chief magistrate at Westminster Magistrates' Court decided Friday there was no evidence to find Terry guilty of a racially-aggravated public order offense.