Terry’s barrister George Carter-Stephenson QC said: “There is likely to be an application for bad character against Mr Ferdinand about two incidents.”

The barrister added: “There is pertinent evidence which we believe will assist the court.”

No details were given about what these incidents were.

Former-England captain, Terry, 31, will stand trial at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on July 9 accused of a racially-aggravated public order offence.

The trial relates to a comment allegedly made and caught on camera to the Queens Park Rangers defender when the two teams played last October.

The Chelsea star did not attend today’s hearing after playing for England last night in their quarter-final defeat to Italy at Euro 2012.