The Terry Saga – Week 1

John Terry leaving Wembley Stadium yesterday

John Terry leaving Wembley Stadium yesterday

John Terry has had an up and down week to say the least. It all begun on a Sunday; last Sunday, and it was the spark of what shall now be known as ‘The John Terry Files’.

Sunday 23rd September: John George Terry announced his immediate retirement from International football. Terry claimed the FA had made his position within the squad “untenable”.

Monday 24th September: The FA’s hearing begins; John Terry spends 5 hours at Wembley Stadium. The FA’s general secretary Alex Horne refutes Terry’s claim that the FA were the cause for his retirement by saying: “It’s a personal decision. I don’t see how we have made it untenable.”

Tuesday 25th September: Terry arrives for day two of his hearing; he later leaves early in order to meet up with his team-mates prior to Chelsea’s game against Wolves in the Capital One Cup. Chelsea go on to win the match 6-0; Terry plays a full 90 minutes.

Wednesday 26th September: The trial continues.

Thursday 27th September: An Independent Regulatory Commission found a charge of misconduct against John Terry proven and has issued a suspension for a period of four matches and a fine of £220,000, pending appeal. (READ THE FULL STATEMENT HERE)

Friday 28th September: Former England international John Barnes, one of the nation’s pioneering black footballers, believes that John Terry should play international football again despite an independent commission finding the player guilty of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand.

The Case is closed, but the Saga continues…


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