February 1st, 2012
John Terry: All Over? It’s Barely Begun
Image: REUTERS/Eddie Keogh.
UPDATE: In news unlikely to be a huge surprise to anyone following this story, it was confirmed this morning that John Terry has been stripped of the England captaincy. The decision, which was made by the FA as oppose to manager Fabio Capello, means that Terry will not lead England at EURO 2012, although according to early reports, he will be eligible for selection.
He has made no comment as yet.
John Terry will go on trial for his alleged racist comments against Anton Ferdinand on 9th July, just nine days after the conclusion of EURO 2012. Terry, who will captain England in the tourney, pleaded not guilty to a ‘racially-aggravated public order offence’ via a solicitor at a court hearing this morning.
On the plus side, this should temporarily distract the English media from slating their national team’s performance in a major competition. Maybe.