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 John Terry choked. It’s that simple.

While others may wax lyrical about Chelsea’s “iron man” who is a true blue blood for the club, the simple fact is that when his side needed him most he ended up on his backside and let Manchester United back in the shootout to claim the spoils.

While penalty kicks are a terrible way to end a football match, especially the biggest club match of the year like the UEFA Champions League final was recently decided, I have no sympathy for John Terry.

Needing only to slot home the ball from 12 yards out, Terry couldn’t even keep himself upright. While the pitch was a soggy mess in the rain, no other player lost their plant foot. Cristiano Ronaldo and Nicolas Anelka, the others who missed, can only blame themselves for telegraphing their poor attempts. Terry meanwhile lost his form, leaned back and could only hope his rain-soaked face covered up the tears in his eyes.

I thought I liked John Terry. He after all is a tenacious defender who seems to put his body on the line and do whatever it takes to pull Chelsea together and help them win. But watching the Champions League final I also realized he is bully to not only other players, but to referees as well. Now there is also an investigation as to whether or not he spit on Carlos Tevez during the extra time when both sides got into a bit of a fracas. I used to think Terry did everything to win up to a point, but now it appears as though he is just another dirty player. Another rich Chelski brat who thinks titles are given to those who have the most money.

So don’t feel sorry for Terry and his penalty flop, he got what he deserved.

John Terry’s true colors showed in the final and blue wasn’t one of them.


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  1. It looks like John Terry has not realized that for a player to be complete he must earn something called….RESPECT. First of all is his own self respect, then respect for all others: his coach, his teamates, his oponentes, the referee, the fans…not until he learns to respect everybody and everything game related…including the ball will he be able to get considered as a good player. John has created a good opportunity for himself to end his career with his head high up….is he man enough to do it? Time will tell.

    Moises Ostrovsky