John Terry Stripped of England Captaincy A Second Time
Auto Beauty Business Culture Dieting DIY Events Fashion Finance Food Freelancing Gardening Health Hobbies Home Internet Jobs Law Local Media Men's Health Mobile Nutrition Parenting Pets Pregnancy Products Psychology Real Estate Relationships Science Seniors Sports Technology Travel Wellness Women's Health

John Terry Stripped of England Captaincy A Second Time

The FA informed John Terry this morning of their decision to strip him of his England Captaincy a second time, following his charges over racial abuse of QPR player Anton Ferdinand

The FA informed Terry this morning of their decision to strip him of his England Captaincy a second time, following his charges over racial abuse of QPR player Anton Ferdinand. The defender for Chelsea was told via telephone a short time before 10am.

 31 year old Terry is due to stand trial for the alleged abuse on 9th July. It is accused that he shouted an obscene comment to his rival when they met for a match during October. The Chelsea star denies the charge and Ferdinand told Officers attending that he did not hear the comment, however there were television images of the comment taking place, which Terry insists was an innocent remark taken out of context.

There has been a surge of public criticism of John Terry’s suitability for England Captaincy following the allegations and the fact that the player has not been suspended over the charges, which have seen an enormous amount of attention from the fans and the fact that the maximum punishment for being found guilty in this case would be a fine of just £2,500 - a drop in the ocean at only 2hrs and 38mins of the £160,000 a week, millionaire’s salary.  

John Terry is stated has having said he is ‘disappointed with the decision’ to charge him and that he ‘counts people from all races and creeds amongst [his] friends.’

The England Captaincy was lost from John Terry previously in 2010 after claims emerged that the player had been having an affair with the ex-girlfriend of his team mate Wayne Bridge, but he had recently reclaimed the title.

Now Terry faces the task of deciding whether he feels capable of representing his country at all over the summer until the trial takes place, which will use the services of a professional lip reader.

In light of the situation speculation now arises as to who will take on the captaincy his place. Fans across the internet have suggested Scott Parker as a worthy candidate, with many Twitter fans tweeting his praises as being non-controversial and well respected by his peers.

Other fans are backing Steven Gerrard, Joe Hart, Wayne Rooney, or Rio Ferdinand.

Speculation on who is to take John Terry’s place at the helm is fast taking the internet by storm, it seems that whichever way Fabio Capello moves, there will be fans everywhere keeping a close eye on the decision and making their views heard.

Need an answer?
Get insightful answers from community-recommended
experts
in Football on Knoji.
Would you recommend this author as an expert in Football?
You have 0 recommendations remaining to grant today.
Comments (1)
Kate Prince

All celebrities, sportsperson commit one or two mistakes, its human but this time Terry deserved it.

But he is a decent defender in the sport.

ARTICLE DETAILS
RELATED ARTICLES
RELATED CATEGORIES
ARTICLE KEYWORDS