The man, the myth, the arsehole.
For some reason he’s been touted for a return to Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the World Cup in Brazil this summer but we’re not keen.
Despite being Jose Mourinho’s figurehead so far this season and playing an instrumental role in Chelsea’s title challenge, is he really the man to help the national team?
By Stuart Hynd – @supers0nic_
Here, we take a look at reasons why John Terry shouldn’t be allowed near the England squad – most of which revolve around him being an arsehole…
His Abuse Of Anton Ferdinand
You can try to tip-toe around it, sugar coat it and make all the excuses under the sun but John Terry said something really bad to Anton Ferdinand that day.
It caused friction in the England camp, with Anton’s brother Rio refusing to play alongside Terry and essentially ending his international career over the remark.
No player is good enough to warrant a start for England if he’s caught up in unsavoury incidents like this.
Remember The Time He Mocked Americans After 9/11?
Just one day after the September 11 attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people, Terry and then Chelsea team-mates Frank Lampard, Eidur Gudjohnsen and Jody Morris were accused of mocking American tourists during an intense drinking session at Heathrow Airport.
The defender was fined two weeks wages by his club.
He Hasn’t A Bit Of Class In His Entire Body
In 2002 – yes he was an arsehole even then – Terry was caught on CCTV in an Essex nightclub, urinating into an empty beer glass before throwing it on the floor.
Hardly the kind of example you want to be setting to young England stars.
It Clearly Runs In The Family
Back in 2008 Terry was caught and then fined £60 for parking his Bentley in a disabled parking spot.
This could be brushed off as a mistake – however, his mum Sue was cautioned for shoplifting in the same month.
Famously in 2009 his dad Edward was caught selling cocaine in a pub to an undercover reporter.
He’s Still The Guy Who Slept With Wayne Bridge’s Missus
Having an affair is pretty low for any man but with one of your team-mate’s wives? Not okay.
Terry reportedly had a four-month affair with Vanessa Perroncel – the mother of Wayne Bridge’s child – back in 2010, forcing then manager Fabio Capello to drop the Chelsea captain.
Even Craig Bellamy Thinks He’s An Arsehole
Craig Bellamy is one of the most ferocious and temperamental players to have ever played in the Premier League.
He has split opinion on whether he is a hugely talented individual, a pain in the arse or both.
So it was a surprise to see Bellamy publicly criticise Terry’s character after the Bridge affair.