Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has expressed his disappointment in the English and announced an end to the race row involving his captain, John Terry, and QPR defender Anton Ferdinand. After the game, a video apparently showing Terry mouthing the words ‘black cunt’ began to circulate and the FA and the Police have opened investigations. Terry claimed that the context was misunderstood and that he and Ferdinand had made up after the match. The Chelsea manager echoed Terry’s statements and offered a rebuke to those who have not provided unconditional support to England’s passion bursting, chest-thumping captain. ‘John is a player who [represents] this country to the highest level internationally. He is a player of great responsibilities.’ Villas-Boas said. ‘I find it strange when people don’t trust the words of a representative from your country.’
Ok there Andre, perhaps you’re right, the country should ignore the video evidence, the FA investigation, the police investigation, and the fact that Anton Ferdinand is yet to speak out on the issue to confirm your assertions, and just have faith in good ol’ JT. ‘We have full backing for our player and for us it is the end of the story.’
Well that’s settled then.
Or, you know, it isn’t…
By Peter Simpson