November 15th, 2011

John Terry: Begging To Differ

Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images Europe.

…this is about being captain, coming out and facing up to it. As a player, it’s important to deal with your ups and downs, which I have done throughout my career. But I’m fine, 100% no problems. Nothing’s changed for me. It’s been nice that the players have supported me, publicly and personally.

John Terry talks about the issues surrounding his captaincy and police investigation (or ‘it’) as the matter is now officially known. Helpfully, FA chief media officer Mark Whittle (right) then set about preventing him from doing exactly that in yesterday’s England presser.

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8 Responses to “John Terry: Begging To Differ”

  1. coconut_cream says:

    Well I love him, regardless. That is all.

  2. April says:

    Interesting responses…

    You know, I don't actually care much for Terry in any regard really.. I probably like him most as a footballer (and that says a bit as I don't care much for some of his rash decisions and plays). But I do feel a little bit of pity for him in the sense that I think he is just not a smart guy and maybe didn't have the best opportunities to be. How so? Well, he came from a pretty low income background, no (I could be wrong, but I think he and others have said this)? Sometimes going from rags to riches so quickly without having the time to focus on the lessons and details that got you there can lead to really stupid behavior down the road. Think of a lot of the child celebrities and other starlets you see today that act like complete dimwits.

    I think Terry is just a victim of being not very bright coupled with ignorance and a good touch of arrogance, and that leads to a lot of dumb decisions, however hurtful the intentions are or not. What I don't much understand is how much England as a nation (or maybe just the media) loves to argue about their team and captaincy (historically too, not speaking to this event). I mean, stand behind him or don't… but the fact that there even is that much argument over it doesn't bode well for the team, so why stir that pot right before matches and all? So weird.

    • xoWinnie says:

      you've pretty much made the argument i've been trying to piece together in my head all day–thank you!
      but i can't help but be both ashamed and disgusted, and even saddened by this story.
      i love Terry, and i love Chelsea, but there's such a shadow of doubt that's been cast
      through this story, that i will never be able to look at him the same way again!
      if the allegations involving Anton are true, i hope John will be disciplined accordingly.
      that is unacceptable conduct for any player, particularly a captain!

  3. Kat22 says:

    I am always torn when it comes to John Terry. Part me of absolutely detests him for so many reasons; i.e. the repeated cheating on his wife (although yes, I agree; if she stays with him she doesn't really deserve any better), the 'jokes' shortly after 9/11 and countless other things. ( Not even going into the recent debate, because I don't know what exactly has been said, so don't want to blame him for something he hasn't done)

    On the other hand I always get really naughty thoughts when I see him…don't know why that is. He'd have to refrain from talking though… ;-)

  4. Miss XOXO says:

    I always love JT whatever happened to him…

  5. Miss Lampard says:

    Great and fantastic, maybe a bit unlucky as footballer, not so much as a man..